Japan

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll due to floods rise to 66 

The damage has spread beyond Kyushu into central Japan's scenic mountain villages known for hot springs and hiking.

published on : 10th July 2020

Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods, death toll nears 60

Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said rising floodwater or roads damaged by landslides had blocked access to more than 3,000 households.

published on : 9th July 2020

Nearly 60 dead as floods, heavy rains batter Japan

Though the rains were causing fresh flooding threats in central Japan, flooding was still affecting the southern region.

published on : 8th July 2020

Japan floods death toll climbs to 50, rescue operations hampered due to harsh weather

Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.

published on : 7th July 2020

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Army troops and other rescuers worked their way through mud and debris along the flooded Kuma River, where many houses and buildings were submerged nearly to their roofs.

published on : 6th July 2020

Japanese soccer and baseball to start allowing fans at games

The maximum number will be 5,000 or 50% of the stadium capacity, whichever is smaller.

published on : 6th July 2020

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

Large areas along the Kuma River were swallowed by floodwaters with many houses, buildings and vehicles submerged almost up to their roofs.

published on : 5th July 2020

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; dozens presumed dead

More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.

published on : 4th July 2020

Tokyo records 124 new coronavirus cases, national tally at 19,068

The latest rise began in late June, weeks after Japan lifted a state of emergency that allowed Tokyo to gradually return to business.

published on : 3rd July 2020

Walkie, no talkie: Japan city launches pedestrian smartphone ban

The unusual move appeared to have broad support from citizens both young and old, with very few people on the streets of Yamato spotted breaching the new rule.

published on : 1st July 2020

Tokyo Olympic head says 80 per cent of facilities lined up for 2021 

Pierre Ducrey, the Olympic Games operations director, has called the Athletes Village “problem No. 1."

published on : 12th June 2020

Japan advocate for daughter abducted to North Korea, dies

Megumi disappeared in 1977 on her way home from her a junior high school in Niigata on Japan's northern coast when she was 13.

published on : 6th June 2020

Japan's COVID-19 deaths low, but future success uncertain

But the roughly 900 deaths, or 7 per million people, in Japan are far fewer than the 320 per million in the U.S. and more than 550 per million in Italy and Britain.

published on : 5th June 2020

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in all remaining areas

Japan, with about 16,600 confirmed cases and about 850 deaths, has so far avoided the large outbreaks that have been experienced in the US and the Europe despite its softer restrictions.

published on : 25th May 2020

Japan lifts COVID-19 state of emergency for 3 prefectures

The state of emergency was originally scheduled to end on May 6, and the government extended it through May 31.

published on : 21st May 2020
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