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At least 52 dead in Japan floods as more troops join rescue

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Authorities warn more rain is expected as rescue operations continue in southwestern Japan

Rain hampers rescue efforts after deadly Japan floods

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) In the worst-affected region of Kumamoto, bad weather is preventing some rescue efforts, local officials say, with at least 13 people still unaccounted for

AFTERMATH. Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Tsunagi, Kumamoto prefecture on July 6, 2020. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Typhoon Trami pounds Japan, dozens injured

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:29 PM

(UPDATED) At least of 65 people are reported to have sustained injuries

STRONG WINDS. A pedestrian holds his broken umbrella a she walks against a strong wind after Typhoon Trami hit the city of Kagoshima, on Kyushu island, on September 30, 2018. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The fierce storm system is expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan's main island

SHANSHAN. Satellite image for Shanshan as of 01:00 UTC (9 am Manila time) August 9, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

8 students killed in Japan avalanche

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture

RESCUED. Firefighters carry a survivor they rescued from the site of an avalanche in Nasu town, Tochigi prefecture on March 27, 2017. Jiji Press/AFP

17 unaccounted for in typhoon-hit northern Japan

Sep 01, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Typhoon Lionrock tore through the region dumping torrential rain over a wide area stranding communities with roads and bridges destroyed or blocked authorities say

AFTERMATH. This picture provided by Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper via Jiji Press on August 31, 2016 shows an aerial view of the town of Memuro damaged by flood in Hokkaido prefecture, after Typhoon Lionrock struck overnight.  Tokachi Mainichi / Jiji Press / AFP

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:10 AM

3RD UPDATE One man dies and another is hospitalized in a fire caused by the powerful quake

SHAKEN. Lu Pei-ling, deputy director of the Taiwanese Seismological Observation Center, points to a graph after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien, in Taipei, Taiwan, 20 Apriil 2015. David Chang/EPA

Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan – reports

Aug 11, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The storm was moving over the Sea of Japan East Sea Monday morning after making landfall on the largest and most populous island of Honshu over the weekend

BATTERED. Waves driven by Typhoon Halong crashing onto a torii gate shrine in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, Japan, 10 August 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

Japan ready to send 1,000 troops to PH

Nov 13, 2013 - 5:36 PM

If Tokyo decides to send the contingent it would be the largest single relief operation team sent abroad by the SDF Japan s de facto military

LEAVING TACLOBAN. Filipino typhoon survivors are seen prior boarding a US C-130 plane in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 13 November 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal

Nov 07, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Experts say the operation is a tricky but essential step in the decades long decommissioning process after the worst atomic accident in a generation

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:33 PM

TEPCO said water samples contained 400 000 becquerels per liter of beta ray emitting substances the highest since March 2011

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Japan typhoon toll at 17, dozens still missing

Oct 16, 2013 - 4:54 PM

3rd UPDATE Typhoon Wipha dubbed the strongest in a decade has caused landslides that buried houses as it churned past an island just south of Tokyo on October 16

TYPHOON WIPHA. Typhoon Wipha as seen in this satellite image by the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), 16 Oct 2013. Image courtesy JTWC

Once-in-a-decade typhoon heads for Japan nuclear plant

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED Typhoon Wipha packing winds of up to 144 kilometers 89 miles per hour near its center was in the Pacific south of Japan early Tuesday

TYPHOON WIPHA. Typhoon Wipha as seen in this satellite image by the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), 15 Oct 2013. Image courtesy JTWC

6 Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Oct 09, 2013 - 2:22 PM

The fluid splashed onto the men when they accidentaly removed a pipe connected to the system

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File