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Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

Jul 05, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) The floods in Kyushu island have destroyed houses, swept away vehicles and caused bridges to collapse, leaving many towns submerged and communities cut off

FLOODS. Residents are evacuated from flood-affected area by rubber boats in Kuma village, Kumamoto prefecture, on July 5, 2020. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan – governor

Jul 04, 2020 - 6:19 PM

Governor Ikuo Kabashima says the victims were found 'in cardio-respiratory arrest' at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks

A car passes through a flooded road caused by heavy rain in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture on July 4, 2020. - Some 75,000 people were ordered to evacuate in western Japan on July 4 as record heavy rain triggered floods and landslides, local media and officials said. The nation's weather agency issued the highest level of heavy rain warnings to Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Kyushu island. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

2 feared dead, 13 missing as heavy rain lashes western Japan

Jul 04, 2020 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) The nation's weather agency issues the highest emergency level of heavy rain warnings to Kumamoto and Kagoshima on Kyushu island

JAPAN RAINS. A car passes through a flooded road caused by heavy rain in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture on July 4, 2020. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

2 dead as Japan orders 870,000 to flee heavy rains

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:43 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Nearly a million more people are advised to leave their homes after the country's weather agency raised the alert to its highest level for parts of northern Kyushu

HEAVY RAINS. Pedestrians walk in floodwaters after heavy rains outside Saga station in the southwestern city of Saga on August 28, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Record rain as typhoon batters southern Japanese islands

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Authorities warn of landslides and high waves as Typhoon Talim batters the southern Okinawan island chain dumping the most rain seen over a 24 hour period in 50 years on the city of Miyako

Japan flood death toll rises to 30

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Thousands of police soldiers and rescue workers are searching for 19 people who remain unaccounted for according to local officials

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters but many remain stranded

This video screenshot provided by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers have been fighting through thick mud and battling rain to search for missing and stranded people with more than 500 believed to still be cut off

FLASH FLOODS. View of a house damaged after flash floods hit Asakura, Fukuoka prefecture, in Japan on July 6, 2017. Photo by AFP

Rescuers scramble to find missing after Japan floods

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers are fighting through thick mud and battling the rain to search for missing and stranded people with more than 1 100 believed to be cut off according to public broadcaster NHK

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GEMPA KYUSHU. Rumah seorang warga di Perfektur Kumamoto terbakar akibat terkena dampak gempa bumi 7,1 skala richter. Foto oleh Kirk Masden/EPA

Rescuers race to reach Japan quake victims

Apr 17, 2016 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED At least 41 are confirmed dead with 11 others still missing feared buried in shattered houses or under torrents of mud

SAVED. Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 16, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP

Scores trapped as Japan quakes toll hits 41

Apr 16, 2016 - 8:34 AM

7th UPDATE A spokesperson says nearly 1 000 people have been hurt 184 of them seriously

Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and police rescuers run through debris of collapsed houses as they head for a rescue work in Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, 16 April 2016, after a strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit southwestern Japan in the early morning. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

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Japan quake: Filipinos safe, says PH ambassador

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Ambassador Manuel Lopez says a Filipino was trapped under an automobile but has been rescued

KYUSHU QUAKE Residents walk through debris following a magnitude-6.2 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on April 15, 2016. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Japan quake

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:37 AM

3rd UPDATE So far the death toll stands at 9 while 881 others are injured

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE. Police officers search for victims under collapsed stone walls in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, early on April 15, 2016, after strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu the day before. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:00 PM

3rd UPDATE The quake strikes at 9:26 pm 1226 GMT in Kumamoto central Kyushu at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers 6 2 miles according to the Japan Meteorological Agency

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Fukuoka: Showcasing Japan's shift to alternative energy

Sep 27, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The city on Kyushu Island boasts of having the first hydrogen town where all households are powered by hydrogen fuel cells

Japan court rejects bid to block restart of two nuclear reactors

Apr 22, 2015 - 1:43 PM

The district court in southern Kagoshima prefecture turns down the challenge by local residents who wanted to halt the refiring of the No 1 and No 2 reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant

In this file photo, an anti-nuclear power plant demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Opposed to restarting Sendai Nuclear Plant' during a protest against the restarting of the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co. outside the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Flooding, havoc in Japan as Neoguri batters mainland

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:40 AM

UPDATED The typhoon s winds slowed somewhat overnight with the storm packing gusts of up to 126 kilometers 78 miles per hour as it moved east at 25 km per hour

MONSTER WAVES. Huge waves generated by typhoon Neoguri hit Mizugama beach in Kadena, on the island of Okinawa, southern Japan, 09 July 2014. Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:16 PM

The typhoon could hit the southern main island of Kyushu as early as Thursday July 10 before moving east along the Japanese archipelago

TYPHOON DAMAGE. A reporter stands next to a wooden house hosting a restaurant obstructing a street after it collapsed due to the strong generated by typhoon Neoguri in Matsugawa district of Naha city, on the island of Okinawa, southern Japan, 08 July 2014. Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

Japan 'switching off' final nuclear reactor

May 05, 2012 - 5:58 PM

This will mark the first time since the 1970s that Japan is without nuclear power