and the clean up has not started yet. Sheesh....Give it a rest for just one day while Japan and it's families recover from this tragedy. Likewise, there are many countries that refuse entry to people arriving from Japan or require travelers arriving from Japan to undergo a quarantine. 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. Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. I’ve been through many typhoons over the past 15 years here and this, at least in my area, seemed minuscule. I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. There are three column topics … 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. A gradual reopening of Japan's borders towards short-time visitors is slowly progressing. Very heavy rain throughout yesterday, Karuizawa got over 310mm! I express heartful sympathy to everybody who suffered by the typhoon. Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. 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. Yurekuru Call is a Japanese earthquake alarm app that became particularly popular after the Great East Japan Earthquake. My most sincere prayers are with you all! Nature's poker face, I'd guess.   Most events and festivals nationwide have been cancelled or postponed. Current state of tourism: borders virtually closed. 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. It may not be 1000 but that’s only because of disaster preparedness and better technology to help stop major incidents from occurring. The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will not be able to run a full service until they are put back into service. People need every penny after this, and the long term effects have yet to come. It might not be so bad....but it very well might be!!!! Though, Shelves in the local Supermarkets were almost bare again today. Sincere condolences to the tragic loss to families loved ones. Death tolls in modern countries usually some general details. There will be more imports, they signed treaties and allowed frankenfood for that. 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. No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. Costliest natural disaster in recorded world history, estimated at up to $235 billion by the … Twenty years have passed since Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Email: editor@japantoday.com Any related articles, and user comments are shown below. So that they can buy daily necessities. 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). Tel: +81 3 5561 7755 Sad for the folks downstream when the rivers crested. What ability ? See each page for more details. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu Supply chains presumably will take some time to recover, which may explain in part , the panic buying by locals. 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 ? 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. More details. The epicenter of the earthquake was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, the northeastern part of Japan. :( I think first responders should be better prepared next time. Which is weird because my home is within 1km from the Arakawa River. 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. Thanks to the Canadian rugby team for helping clear up the mud on the roads! The scenes of whole communities of houses one-floor or more deep in river water make me want to weep. Only a few remain closed now. Tornados are sometimes spawned due to typhoons. Many will not be able to repair. 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. Fax: +81 3 5561 7756 My thoughts are with all the victims. 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. There is two known dead, 11 missing, entire neighborhoods flooded, god knows how much damage. For the first time, radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been found in the United States. emergency services, deaths at sea, building collapses, rivers. 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. 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. Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. Japan news and Japanese national, crime, entertainment, politics, business, technology, sports stories in English. Tokyo 106-0044 "That Japan was so "overreacting" in their preparations! 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 Stay safe everyone. 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. Many of the flat areas are below the level of the river. Many have no power. What does it take to be a real disaster?! My condolences to the bereaved, hope of smooth recovery for the injured ones and wish for the best outcome for all the affected ones. “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.”. What assessment has been carried out yet of the impact of the Storm to that ? No power outages, just stayed home all day watching Netflix like any normal rainy day. The energy water carries is absolutely mind boggling! Furthermore, Japan is temporarily suspending visa exemptions with many countries, making it necessary for visitors to apply for a visa before traveling to Japan. And flood waters are much much more deadly than 99% of people know!!! With its alert information already available in English, last year the app added an English translation of its +Sonae disaster prevention information service. Strong earthquakes hit Kyushu in April 2016. +Sonae provides advice via easy-to-understand-illustrations and articles that can be accessed via the Yurekuru Call app. 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. In the 70's, they managed to produce 70%. 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. I see that tornadoes are more damaging than typhoons. 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。 Features and analysis. 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. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. Why only 1 helicopter doing all the rescue? Terrible news. Those Shinkansen trains cost $28 billion each. In the mid-afternoon on the 11th Match, 2011, the giant earthquake with moment magnitude of 9.0 in Japan. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. 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. Japan faces another Fukushima disaster crisis A plan to dump a million tonnes of radioactive water from the Fukushima disaster off Japan is alarming local people. In terms of climate and natural disasters, Japan has it hard. The cleanup will be back-breaking and heart-breaking. About ten of them have been flooded and damaged and will be out of services for many months. The scale of the damage is mind-boggling; large swathes of central, eastern and northern Japan. I live near a large river with similar levies although, I don’t live in flats. Anyway, hope everyone is ok this morning and didn't suffer any damages. 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. That makes its standard of living lower than the United States or Germany. I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. Let’s see once it’s over what the real death toll is. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. Just imagine the terror when you feel grateful and relieved and then they drop you and you are falling to your death. Background. 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 … Japan is currently refusing entry to non-Japanese people who have been to any of over 150 designated countries across the world within the past 14 days, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and most European countries (including the UK), except to residents of Japan or under special circumstances. I guess other areas were not as fortunate. Abe [...] could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Higashi-Azabu IS bldg, 4F It also showed the flaws. Still disrupted are train sections near Fukuroda Falls and Bessho Onsen. Yeah, as if nothing has happened. Someone wrote in...just prior to Hagibis hitting Japan. JapanToday Copyright © 1996-2020 japan-guide.com All Rights Reserved. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. As powerful and dangerous as the 1958 typhoon, maybe fewer deaths thanks to better infrastructure and better preparations? 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. Is there a donation fund set up? Minamata disease (Japanese: 水俣病, Hepburn: Minamata-byō), sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease (チッソ水俣病, Chisso-Minamata-byō), is a neurological disease caused by severe mercury poisoning.Signs and symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, loss of peripheral vision, and damage to hearing and speech. Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. this typhoon really stretched Japan’s safety measures. Japan has 126.5 million people. Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. About 20,000 disappeared and dead have been confirmed. Better give the strongly affected people some of the coupon they made for family (give not sell with the current scheme). Japan That’s only a partial list. 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? people be safe. ... said Kyodo news agency. 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. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large … Pay attention!!! 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. ©2020 GPlusMedia Inc. Just saw a house collapse into the river in Nagano early this morning. There may have been a few disappointed rugby fans in Japan this weekend, but they will not forget the typhoon. Problem solved for Tokyo. e.g. But it's higher than its Asian competitor, China. 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. AFP My thoughts are with the people of Japan today. 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 … No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes: Sign in and subscribe for the latest Japan travel news and updates. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture got d… Certainly an experience I wouldn’t like to repeat, and we came out of it more or less unscathed. The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a big impact on tourism in Japan. I was just looking at the picture of the trains in the pool of water, I don't think that these will be running soon as the trains electric motors could be saturated with water, I suspect that they will all have to be inspected before oppositions can resume, the financial loss for people and companies is going to be high. Is this what the new Minister of Environment meant by "cute and sexy" hmmm... My heart breaks for you from over sea. The government has stopped caring for ages. 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. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. I would like to help. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know: social distancing and refrain from visiting crowded and badly ventilated places, Tokyo Government Building observation decks, Okurayama Ski Jump and the Winter Sports Museum. This is really gross. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. Gogogo, there was a tornado in Chiba as well as. Japan lifts evacuation order for town hit by Fukushima disaster Fukushima unveils plans to become renewable energy hub Japan aims to power region, scene … :( I can't even find the words for that. 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. Why are people downvoting posts showing condolences, concern and well-wishes? I feel extremely sad for this poor woman. 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 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. However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling. 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. Widespread flooding in Nagano now. What is your preferred length for a travel report video on YouTube? The Okawa Elementary School tragedy in Ishinomaki has become famous in Japan. A day after Typhoon Hagibis lashed Tokyo and other areas in … Ground conditions unstable in many areas. After the last two years....BETTER SAFE than SORRY. That will be difficult to manage to put tax down only in the area affected. "I ask the people of Japan to remain vigilant against landslides and flooding rivers.". I am sad for the people who died and suffered in this natural disaster. The winds didn't seem bad where we are in Tokyo but yeah 22 hours of solid rain will undoubtedly cause problems. SMEs and startups succeed in Japan's most dynamic city. Japan news and opinion. 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