Problem solved for Tokyo. Yeah, as if nothing has happened. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. What is your preferred length for a travel report video on YouTube? If they warn you here! Japan lifts evacuation order for town hit by Fukushima disaster Fukushima unveils plans to become renewable energy hub Japan aims to power region, scene … +Sonae provides advice via easy-to-understand-illustrations and articles that can be accessed via the Yurekuru Call app. Japan flooding death toll nears 60 as 'unprecedented' rain batters main island Rescue operations have been hampered by the rains, flooding, and mudslides Tokyo 106-0044 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. Japan has 126.5 million people. No toppled trees, no damage to my apartment, nothing. I’ve always been worried about the stability of those levy banks. That will be difficult to manage to put tax down only in the area affected. The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. :( I think first responders should be better prepared next time. A mix of what's trending on our other sites, Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima, Japan to expand compensation for businesses over Go To Travel campaign halt, Osaka opens facility for severe COVID-19 patients with SDF support, Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost, China looks forward on anniversary of 1937 Nanjing massacre, Mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over sexual assault claim, Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections, Trump lashes out at Supreme Court, Barr as efforts to overturn election fizzle. Cars thrown 100 meters. Why are people downvoting posts showing condolences, concern and well-wishes? 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. It might not be so bad....but it very well might be!!!! Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. 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。 Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. Sincere condolences to the tragic loss to families loved ones. The scenes of whole communities of houses one-floor or more deep in river water make me want to weep. The Okawa Elementary School tragedy in Ishinomaki has become famous in Japan. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will not be able to run a full service until they are put back into service. This is terrible. 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 Intercity trains have mostly resumed operating according to their regular timetables after a reduction of services in May and early June. Pay attention!!! They are definitely a disaster waiting to happen (as it has done). Some very serious damage and loss of life. Meaningless. It may not be 1000 but that’s only because of disaster preparedness and better technology to help stop major incidents from occurring. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. Tornados are sometimes spawned due to typhoons. 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 … 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. I would like to help. Supply chains presumably will take some time to recover, which may explain in part , the panic buying by locals. Many have no power. The scale of the damage is mind-boggling; large swathes of central, eastern and northern Japan.   People need every penny after this, and the long term effects have yet to come. See each page for more details. 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. I do not think the insurance cover these and there will still be delay. People are struggling to shovel the heavy wet fine mud from their homes. In the 70's, they managed to produce 70%. Better give the strongly affected people some of the coupon they made for family (give not sell with the current scheme). The energy water carries is absolutely mind boggling! Email: editor@japantoday.com Many of the flat areas are below the level of the river. Japan news and Japanese national, crime, entertainment, politics, business, technology, sports stories in English. Restrictions on businesses have been lifted. Fax: +81 3 5561 7756 Just imagine the terror when you feel grateful and relieved and then they drop you and you are falling to your death. Japan About 20,000 disappeared and dead have been confirmed. AFP But it's higher than its Asian competitor, China. At the time of the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011, Reactors 4, 5, and 6 were shut down in preparation for re-fueling. A few sightseeing spots are still affected. I tell my friends who come to Japan!!! Current state of tourism: borders virtually closed. We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. 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). :( I can't even find the words for that. 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. 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. Doesn't Japan Today know a little more about these deaths? Stay safe everyone. Little damage, and no flooding. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large … 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. Damn, was hoping my apartment was gone... Pos it is. About ten of them have been flooded and damaged and will be out of services for many months. Sad for the folks downstream when the rivers crested. Furthermore, Japan is temporarily suspending visa exemptions with many countries, making it necessary for visitors to apply for a visa before traveling to Japan. There are three column topics … I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. this typhoon really stretched Japan’s safety measures. The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. This is really gross. 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. 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. people be safe. Very heavy rain throughout yesterday, Karuizawa got over 310mm! I express heartful sympathy to everybody who suffered by the typhoon. Is this what the new Minister of Environment meant by "cute and sexy" hmmm... My heart breaks for you from over sea. Still disrupted are train sections near Fukuroda Falls and Bessho Onsen. Jesse Katayama of Japan planned to tour the 15th century Inca citadel in March before it closed due to COVID-19. The winds didn't seem bad where we are in Tokyo but yeah 22 hours of solid rain will undoubtedly cause problems. Certainly an experience I wouldn’t like to repeat, and we came out of it more or less unscathed. Abandoned farm lands become more fragile, there will be even more landslides and floodings in the next years. The pervasive concentrated stillness after one of these typhoons always gives me a bit of an eerie feeling. 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. Yurekuru Call is a Japanese earthquake alarm app that became particularly popular after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Abe [...] could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Which is weird because my home is within 1km from the Arakawa River. 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. More and more instances of rivers having overflowed their banks or broken levees have come to light. 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. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts. 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 … Most events and festivals nationwide have been cancelled or postponed. My most sincere prayers are with you all! 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. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Stay safe in flooded areas, keep away from steep inclines etc. I’ve been through many typhoons over the past 15 years here and this, at least in my area, seemed minuscule. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. There will be more imports, they signed treaties and allowed frankenfood for that. ... said Kyodo news agency. With its alert information already available in English, last year the app added an English translation of its +Sonae disaster prevention information service. 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. The tornado was part of the overall typhoon. Let’s see once it’s over what the real death toll is. Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again. For the first time, radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been found in the United States. Nature's poker face, I'd guess. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below. Death tolls in modern countries usually some general details. In terms of climate and natural disasters, Japan has it hard. In the meantime, the situation has normalized in most tourist destinations. Japan earthquake and tsunami, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and killed at least 20,000 people. 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’s Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening with heavy rain, which flooded the city and surrounding areas. What does it take to be a real disaster?! 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 … “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.”. Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. 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. 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. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. So that they can buy daily necessities. Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May; however since late May, a large number of them have reopened. When will the people rise up to demand the Abe government to put the Japanese people first! No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes: Sign in and subscribe for the latest Japan travel news and updates. 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. Thanks to the Canadian rugby team for helping clear up the mud on the roads! Only a few remain closed now. emergency services, deaths at sea, building collapses, rivers.   Its gross domestic product per capita is $39,290 or 35th highest in the world. 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. 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. My condolences to the bereaved, hope of smooth recovery for the injured ones and wish for the best outcome for all the affected ones. Shocking pictures. It also showed the flaws. The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a big impact on tourism in Japan. I feel extremely sad for this poor woman. Higashi-Azabu IS bldg, 4F Ground conditions unstable in many areas. As powerful and dangerous as the 1958 typhoon, maybe fewer deaths thanks to better infrastructure and better preparations? I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. 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. That makes its standard of living lower than the United States or Germany. Widespread flooding in Nagano now. 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. Background. The government has stopped caring for ages. I bet it’s more than 11. JapanToday I learned a lot about them last year! Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say. 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. Terrible news. What ability ? Japan has adopted a five-year plan starting next April to accelerate anti-disaster measures across the country such as improving aging infrastructure. Copyright © 1996-2020 japan-guide.com All Rights Reserved. Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. A gradual reopening of Japan's borders towards short-time visitors is slowly progressing. The epicenter of the earthquake was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, the northeastern part of Japan. 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 ? The total cost… Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. prayers and love form Malaysia. After the last two years....BETTER SAFE than SORRY. My thoughts are with the people of Japan today. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. "That Japan was so "overreacting" in their preparations! Curious. 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 news and opinion. 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. I am sad for the people who died and suffered in this natural disaster. 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. Anyway, hope everyone is ok this morning and didn't suffer any damages. I guess other areas were not as fortunate. Tel: +81 3 5561 7755 A day after Typhoon Hagibis lashed Tokyo and other areas in … 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. Sheesh....Give it a rest for just one day while Japan and it's families recover from this tragedy. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. Twenty years have passed since Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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