That's dramatic for the little farmers, which are often retired people doing it to complement their pension. Energy experts inspect TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April 2013 as part of a mission to review Japan's plans to decommission the facility. No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. Fax: +81 3 5561 7756 “The Japan Meteorological Agency had issued the highest warning on its one-to-five scale for Tokyo and the prefectures of Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Niigata and Fukushima.”. emergency services, deaths at sea, building collapses, rivers. Japan has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 9 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 37 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 491 earthquakes in the past 365 days Japan has adopted a five-year plan starting next April to accelerate anti-disaster measures across the country such as improving aging infrastructure. Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again. Minato-ku Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes: Sign in and subscribe for the latest Japan travel news and updates. Perhaps, the Government may consider as a consequence, that funding better safeguards in food producing areas to enhance food security is worth more than buying a new Stealth fighter from the US ? Damn, was hoping my apartment was gone... Pos it is. Japan I do not think the insurance cover these and there will still be delay. Now, they import 70%. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. What is your preferred length for a travel report video on YouTube? No power outages, just stayed home all day watching Netflix like any normal rainy day. Little damage, and no flooding. About ten of them have been flooded and damaged and will be out of services for many months. The Okawa Elementary School tragedy in Ishinomaki has become famous in Japan. However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling. It is currently undecided when regular tourists will again be able to enter the country, but it is unlikely to happen in considerable numbers before autumn 2021 after the end of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Arriving travelers who have recently visited a country affected by the coronavirus or who show coronavirus symptoms will have to take a coronavirus test at the airport and wait for the test results to arrive, which usually takes 2-3 hours. I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. The pervasive concentrated stillness after one of these typhoons always gives me a bit of an eerie feeling. In a first step, a "Business Track" system was introduced, allowing business travelers from certain countries (currently: Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam and China) to skip the quarantine if they test negative once before departure and once after arrival. Stay safe everyone. At least 33 people died and dozens were injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. Thanks to the Canadian rugby team for helping clear up the mud on the roads! Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture got d… The tornado was part of the overall typhoon. Japan has 126.5 million people. Copyright © 1996-2020 japan-guide.com All Rights Reserved. I express heartful sympathy to everybody who suffered by the typhoon. The Japan News partners with inkl The Japan News has partnered with media startup inkl, a news service that curates articles from the world’s leading publishers for users to read on mobile devices. The energy water carries is absolutely mind boggling! Restrictions on businesses have been lifted. I’ve been through many typhoons over the past 15 years here and this, at least in my area, seemed minuscule. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. Many will not be able to repair. I would like to help. I guess other areas were not as fortunate. Let’s see once it’s over what the real death toll is. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. A day after Typhoon Hagibis lashed Tokyo and other areas in … Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. WELLINGTON New Zealand on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption on White Island that killed 22 people, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the tragic event as "devastating" for the country. What ability ? A selection of articles from The Japan News and The Yomiuri Shimbun is now available to read on inkl, which hosts titles from about 20 countries. We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. Japan news and Japanese national, crime, entertainment, politics, business, technology, sports stories in English. I am sad for the people who died and suffered in this natural disaster. Twenty years have passed since Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Someone wrote in...just prior to Hagibis hitting Japan. Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. Likewise, there are many countries that refuse entry to people arriving from Japan or require travelers arriving from Japan to undergo a quarantine. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below. Why are people downvoting posts showing condolences, concern and well-wishes? :( I can't even find the words for that. Cars thrown 100 meters. Most visitors to Japan also have to undergo a self-quarantine at a designated location (usually at a hotel or at home) and may not use public transportation for 14 days upon arrival. "I ask the people of Japan to remain vigilant against landslides and flooding rivers.". The scenes of whole communities of houses one-floor or more deep in river water make me want to weep. Front pages are filled with powerful images of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as all the papers reflect on the enormous scale of the disaster. The scale of the damage is mind-boggling; large swathes of central, eastern and northern Japan. The typhoon caused flooding, landslides and loss of life in several regions, especially in the Kanto Region around Tokyo, the eastern Chubu Region, and the eastern Tohoku Region.In the meantime, the situation has normalized in most tourist destinations. Shocking pictures. Yeah, as if nothing has happened. Higashi-Azabu IS bldg, 4F Which is weird because my home is within 1km from the Arakawa River. I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. Problem solved for Tokyo. My thoughts are with the people of Japan today. Widespread flooding in Nagano now. Background. Tokyo 106-0044 Tel: +81 3 5561 7755 As powerful and dangerous as the 1958 typhoon, maybe fewer deaths thanks to better infrastructure and better preparations? On Oct 17, 1992, recalls the Sankei Shimbun (Oct 10), the 16-year-old exchange student from Nagoya, on his way to a Halloween party, was mistakenly dropped off at … Nature's poker face, I'd guess. Under the plan through fiscal 2025 approved by the cabinet, a total of 123 disaster reduction projects will be implemented including repairs to schools and roads. Those Shinkansen trains cost $28 billion each. JapanToday Is any Japanese media outlet questioning or investigating the Ministry of Construction policy that has led to the damming of every river of any size in the country, and the building of concrete embankments along them, that has undoubtedly contributed to the scale of the flooding in this, and past, disasters? I bet it’s more than 11. Japan news and opinion. All restrictions on inter-prefectural travel were lifted on June 19, and in late July the Go To Travel campaign was started to encourage tourism, offering residents of Japan a 50% cost reduction on domestic travel into 2021. ... said Kyodo news agency. Why only 1 helicopter doing all the rescue? That’s only a partial list. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Inside the cities, public transportation has never been greatly affected; however, airlines and long-distance bus companies have considerably cut their services, and seasonal and tourist trains have been suspended, although services have been increased again. What assessment has been carried out yet of the impact of the Storm to that ? Doesn't Japan Today know a little more about these deaths? The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large … Yurekuru Call is a Japanese earthquake alarm app that became particularly popular after the Great East Japan Earthquake. I’ve always been worried about the stability of those levy banks. October 16, 2020 / 7:24 AM / AFP Japan will release more than a million tons of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a … Japan is a first world country, yet every year hundreds of people die from natural disasters and the government spends so much money on defense against enemies that don't exist. Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say. Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May; however since late May, a large number of them have reopened. Only a few remain closed now. Terrible as it is, I wish the media would say how it is the worst typhoon to hit mainland Japan in sixty years, as Okinawa, notably Miyako island has had stronger ones pummel it, even last year Number 24 in terms of winds was stronger. Curious. Even after the end of the state of emergency, people in the entire country are requested to exercise social distancing and refrain from visiting crowded and badly ventilated places. What does it take to be a real disaster?! There will be more imports, they signed treaties and allowed frankenfood for that. The crash was Japan's worst rail disaster since 1963 when 161 people died in Yokohama after a freight train collided with a truck and was then hit by two passenger trains. 16 children severely injured and 3 deaths in the stabbing rampage Kawasaki Park Japan May 28, 2019 Today, 28th of May, 2019 another tragedy involving children has occurred in Tama Ward, Kawasaki City, Japan after 16 elementary school children were stabbed and injured in the morning while waiting for their school bus to get them to the Caritas Elementary School(カリタス小学校). In March 2011 a devastating tsunami destroyed the coastline of north Japan. Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. Although the virus has not spread in Japan at an explosive rate as seen in Europe and North America, the central government declared a state of emergency from April 7 to May 25, requesting people to stay home and certain businesses to close. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. Jesse Katayama of Japan planned to tour the 15th century Inca citadel in March before it closed due to COVID-19. Sad for the folks downstream when the rivers crested. There is two known dead, 11 missing, entire neighborhoods flooded, god knows how much damage. e.g. Costliest natural disaster in recorded world history, estimated at up to $235 billion by the … Supply chains presumably will take some time to recover, which may explain in part , the panic buying by locals. In the mid-afternoon on the 11th Match, 2011, the giant earthquake with moment magnitude of 9.0 in Japan. The cleanup will be back-breaking and heart-breaking. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will not be able to run a full service until they are put back into service. It may not be 1000 but that’s only because of disaster preparedness and better technology to help stop major incidents from occurring. Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening with heavy rain, which flooded the city and surrounding areas. Many of the flat areas are below the level of the river. Abandoned farm lands become more fragile, there will be even more landslides and floodings in the next years. this typhoon really stretched Japan’s safety measures. While restrictions on domestic tourism have been lifted, Japan's borders remain closed to international tourists, and there are no signs that the borders will be opened to considerable numbers of tourists in the near future. There may have been a few disappointed rugby fans in Japan this weekend, but they will not forget the typhoon. But a 77-year-old woman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, died as rescuers of the Tokyo Fire Department, trying to save her by helicopter, dropped her to the ground from an altitude of about 40 meters as they failed to attach a hanger to the harness that she was in, it said. Japan ramped up rescue efforts on Sunday for survivors of a typhoon that brought record-breaking amounts of rain, flooding huge swaths of residential districts and leaving at least 33 dead. EDITORIAL: Anti-disaster efforts need a check on Disaster Prevention Day August 28, 2020 EDITORIAL: Proper flood evacuations in the virus era pose major challenges June 1, 2020 The epicenter of the earthquake was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, the northeastern part of Japan. People were heavily threatened by aftershocks for over 500 times, and over 16 meters high mega tsunami attacked the area. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant comprised six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE) and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Better give the strongly affected people some of the coupon they made for family (give not sell with the current scheme). That makes its standard of living lower than the United States or Germany. However, they still have to go through a time-consuming application procedure, submit a schedule of activities, install a coronavirus contact tracing app and not use public transportation for two weeks after arrival. Pay attention!!! In terms of climate and natural disasters, Japan has it hard. At the time of the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011, Reactors 4, 5, and 6 were shut down in preparation for re-fueling. :( I think first responders should be better prepared next time. Gogogo, there was a tornado in Chiba as well as. Japan flooding death toll nears 60 as 'unprecedented' rain batters main island Rescue operations have been hampered by the rains, flooding, and mudslides Below is a list of major tourist attractions and their current state of business in some of the more popular destinations in our sightseeing guide: Tokyo Government Building observation decks (reopened 7/1), Guided tours of the Imperial Palace (reopened 6/2), Koishikawa Botanical Garden (reopened 8/4), Institute for Nature Study (reopened 6/1), Sightseeing cruises on Lake Ashinoko (reopened 6/1), Subaru Line toll road to the 5th Station (reopened 6/15), Yamazaki Whisky Distillery (closed indefinitely), Asahi Beer Suita Brewery (closed indefinitely), Historic Village of Hokkaido (reopened 5/26), Okurayama Ski Jump and the Winter Sports Museum (reopened 6/1), Several facilities at Moerenuma Park (reopened 6/1), Art installations on Inujima Island (reopened 6/1), Art installations on Teshima Island (reopened 7/11), Nagasaki Museum of History (reopened 5/25), Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (reopened 5/25), Okinawa Prefectural Museum (reopened 9/6). Japan has lifted an evacuation order for parts of a town in the shadow of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, weeks before the area is to … Terrible news. and the clean up has not started yet. 国内、海外、犯罪、娯楽、政治、経済、テクノロジー、スポーツ等、日本のニュースを英語でお届け。英語の勉強にも最適！日本のニュースを英語で読んでみよう。 About 20,000 disappeared and dead have been confirmed. Ground conditions unstable in many areas. People are struggling to shovel the heavy wet fine mud from their homes. And the winner of the most pointless public statement by a rich man who has never spent a moment in danger his whole life goes to... Apart from the sad cost to life, another cost has yet to be reckoned - namely that upon Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. "That Japan was so "overreacting" in their preparations! Current state of tourism: borders virtually closed. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. So that they can buy daily necessities. A gradual reopening of Japan's borders towards short-time visitors is slowly progressing. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. Due to a recent rise in infection numbers, especially around Sapporo, Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, the local governments of some badly affected areas have again started to ask residents to avoid unnecessary outings and to request alcohol-serving establishments to close early. 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