Current state of tourism: borders virtually closed. The winds didn't seem bad where we are in Tokyo but yeah 22 hours of solid rain will undoubtedly cause problems. My condolences to the bereaved, hope of smooth recovery for the injured ones and wish for the best outcome for all the affected ones. As powerful and dangerous as the 1958 typhoon, maybe fewer deaths thanks to better infrastructure and better preparations? Twenty years have passed since Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We strive to keep Japan Guide up-to-date and accurate, and we're always looking for ways to improve. In terms of climate and natural disasters, Japan has it hard. Fax: +81 3 5561 7756 Japan flooding death toll nears 60 as 'unprecedented' rain batters main island Rescue operations have been hampered by the rains, flooding, and mudslides There may have been a few disappointed rugby fans in Japan this weekend, but they will not forget the typhoon. Is this what the new Minister of Environment meant by "cute and sexy" hmmm... My heart breaks for you from over sea. Some very serious damage and loss of life. About ten of them have been flooded and damaged and will be out of services for many months. “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.”. 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. I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. 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. 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. The cleanup will be back-breaking and heart-breaking. 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 … If they warn you here! And flood waters are much much more deadly than 99% of people know!!! That makes its standard of living lower than the United States or Germany. The scale of the damage is mind-boggling; large swathes of central, eastern and northern Japan. But it's higher than its Asian competitor, China. :( I can't even find the words for that. I bet it’s more than 11. With its alert information already available in English, last year the app added an English translation of its +Sonae disaster prevention information service. Background. 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. Japan lifts evacuation order for town hit by Fukushima disaster Fukushima unveils plans to become renewable energy hub Japan aims to power region, scene … The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a big impact on tourism in Japan. 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. Many of the flat areas are below the level of the river. However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling. 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. Only a few remain closed now. Meaningless. Stay safe in flooded areas, keep away from steep inclines etc. More details. 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. 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. Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May; however since late May, a large number of them have reopened. 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. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. A few sightseeing spots are still affected. this typhoon really stretched Japan’s safety measures.   Now, they import 70%. 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 … After the last two years....BETTER SAFE than SORRY. 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. AFP 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. Strong earthquakes hit Kyushu in April 2016. Costliest natural disaster in recorded world history, estimated at up to $235 billion by the … Furthermore, Japan is temporarily suspending visa exemptions with many countries, making it necessary for visitors to apply for a visa before traveling to Japan. I am sad for the people who died and suffered in this natural disaster. 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. More and more instances of rivers having overflowed their banks or broken levees have come to light. Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. This is terrible. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. Restrictions on businesses have been lifted. Many have no power. Features and analysis. Still disrupted are train sections near Fukuroda Falls and Bessho Onsen. 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 I live near a large river with similar levies although, I don’t live in flats. Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening with heavy rain, which flooded the city and surrounding areas. Abe [...] could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. The tornado was part of the overall typhoon. My thoughts are with all the victims. ©2020 GPlusMedia Inc. People need every penny after this, and the long term effects have yet to come. People were heavily threatened by aftershocks for over 500 times, and over 16 meters high mega tsunami attacked the area. No power outages, just stayed home all day watching Netflix like any normal rainy day. 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. Supply chains presumably will take some time to recover, which may explain in part , the panic buying by locals. Minato-ku Gogogo, there was a tornado in Chiba as well as. When will the people rise up to demand the Abe government to put the Japanese people first! I learned a lot about them last year! 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). No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. My most sincere prayers are with you all! and the clean up has not started yet. 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. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. What does it take to be a real disaster?! 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. Damn, was hoping my apartment was gone... Pos it is. No toppled trees, no damage to my apartment, nothing. 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. 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? Sincere condolences to the tragic loss to families loved ones. Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again. Likewise, there are many countries that refuse entry to people arriving from Japan or require travelers arriving from Japan to undergo a quarantine. Stay safe everyone. emergency services, deaths at sea, building collapses, rivers. Japan I feel extremely sad for this poor woman. SMEs and startups succeed in Japan's most dynamic city. For the first time, radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been found in the United States. 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. Yeah, as if nothing has happened. Some areas isolated and situation unconfirmed. Terrible news. There are three column topics … 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’ve always been worried about the stability of those levy banks. Tokyo 106-0044 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. Japan earthquake and tsunami, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and killed at least 20,000 people. What assessment has been carried out yet of the impact of the Storm to that ? Tornados are sometimes spawned due to typhoons. Curious. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. See each page for more details. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. In March 2011 a devastating tsunami destroyed the coastline of north Japan. In the 70's, they managed to produce 70%. 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. 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. 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. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. In the meantime, the situation has normalized in most tourist destinations. So that they can buy daily necessities. That’s only a partial list. My thoughts are with the people of Japan today. No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes: Sign in and subscribe for the latest Japan travel news and updates. Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. The government has stopped caring for ages. The pervasive concentrated stillness after one of these typhoons always gives me a bit of an eerie feeling. 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。 prayers and love form Malaysia. Cars thrown 100 meters. Japan has 126.5 million people. Those Shinkansen trains cost $28 billion each. Higashi-Azabu IS bldg, 4F Thanks to the Canadian rugby team for helping clear up the mud on the roads! 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). I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. A day after Typhoon Hagibis lashed Tokyo and other areas in … A gradual reopening of Japan's borders towards short-time visitors is slowly progressing. Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture got d… I guess other areas were not as fortunate. Shocking pictures. 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. Japan has adopted a five-year plan starting next April to accelerate anti-disaster measures across the country such as improving aging infrastructure. 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. people be safe. Japan news and Japanese national, crime, entertainment, politics, business, technology, sports stories in English. What is your preferred length for a travel report video on YouTube? Someone wrote in...just prior to Hagibis hitting Japan. Copyright © 1996-2020 japan-guide.com All Rights Reserved. The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. Though, Shelves in the local Supermarkets were almost bare again today. Most events and festivals nationwide have been cancelled or postponed. Ground conditions unstable in many areas. Problem solved for Tokyo. 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 There is two known dead, 11 missing, entire neighborhoods flooded, god knows how much damage. 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu This is really gross.   Its gross domestic product per capita is $39,290 or 35th highest in the world. That will be difficult to manage to put tax down only in the area affected. 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 ? Is there a donation fund set up? Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. Anyway, hope everyone is ok this morning and didn't suffer any damages. Japan news and opinion. 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. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will not be able to run a full service until they are put back into service. 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. Let’s see once it’s over what the real death toll is. 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. Doesn't Japan Today know a little more about these deaths? Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. Widespread flooding in Nagano now. Sheesh....Give it a rest for just one day while Japan and it's families recover from this tragedy. Why only 1 helicopter doing all the rescue? 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). 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