11 Updates
Powerful typhoon hits Japan, 14 dead
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Powerful typhoon hits Japan, 14 dead

Oct 16 2013, 4:48am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 16 (IANS) Powerful typhoon Wipha hit the central and northeastern parts of Japan Wednesday with gales and heavy rain, leaving at least 14 people dead and several missing, Xinhua reported citing local media.

Tokyo, Oct 16 — Powerful typhoon Wipha hit the central and northeastern parts of Japan Wednesday with gales and heavy rain, leaving at least 14 people dead and several missing, Xinhua reported...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

45 weeks ago

Powerful typhoon hits Japan, 14 dead

Oct 16 2013, 4:48am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 16 (IANS) Powerful typhoon Wipha hit the central and northeastern parts of Japan Wednesday with gales and heavy rain, leaving at least 14 people dead and several missing, Xinhua reported citing local media.

Tokyo, Oct 16 — Powerful typhoon Wipha hit the central and northeastern parts of Japan Wednesday with gales and heavy rain, leaving at least 14 people dead and several missing, Xinhua reported citing local media.

On Izu Oshima island, located about 120 km south of Tokyo, 13 people were confirmed dead as around 30 houses were completely destroyed by mudslides triggered by the storm.

Record rainfall of 122.5 mm per hour was registered on the island and the Metropolitan Police Department plans to dispatch a special rescue team to the island, said Japan's Kyodo News, adding the Tokyo Fire Department's hyper rescue team is being mobilized.

In Tokyo's Machida, a woman died after being swept away by a swollen river, said the report.

Many other people remain unaccounted for in the Kanto region in the centre of Japan's capital Tokyo, including two boys who were reportedly carried away by high waves in Ninomiya, Kanagawa prefecture, Kyodo quoted the National Police Agency as saying.

The storm also led to suspension of local transportation as several Bullet Train services on the Tohoku, Yamagata, Joetsu, Nagano and Tokaido Shinkansen lines were cancelled, while 193 domestic flights of Japan Airlines and 211 domestic and international flights of All Nippon Airways were scrapped.

The Japanese government has set up a liaison office at the prime minister's office to gather typhoon-related information.

As of 11 a.m., Wipha, the 26th typhoon of the year, was moving north-northeast at a speed of around 75 km per hour, some 150 km east-southeast of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The typhoon is expected to be downgraded to an extra-tropical cyclone Wednesday afternoon in the Pacific Ocean east of the Tohoku region, said the JMA.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

22 hours ago

Japan Abe aide Hamada: Could do next sales tax hike in stages

Aug 27 2014 3:58am CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather tha ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

2 days ago

Japan industry fights 'Minamata' costs as mercury trade ban looms

Aug 25 2014 4:12pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Yuka Obayashi and Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

3 days ago

Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug under certain criteria: government

Aug 24 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could offer an unapproved drug under certain circumstances to help treat the deadly Ebola v ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

5 days ago

Rains raise search risk after Japan landslides

Aug 22 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (AP) — Forecasts of more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering e ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
7

6 days ago

Deputy Defense Secretary Meets With Japanese Leaders

Aug 22 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: U.S. Department of Defense

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with Japanese government leaders in Tokyo to discuss efforts to modernize the U.S.-Japan alliance, review progress on realigning U.S. forces in Japan, and to discuss bilateral efforts to ...
Source: U.S. Department of Defense   Full article at: U.S. Department of Defense
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

Work Highlights Importance of U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Aug 20 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: U.S. Department of Defense

On the first day of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work's first official visit to South Korea, talks focused on the North Korean threat, the importance of cooperation between the U.S., South Korea and Japan, and key capabilities needed for the U.S.-South Korea bilateral relationship, a seni ...
Source: U.S. Department of Defense   Full article at: U.S. Department of Defense
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth

Aug 19 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports rose in July for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that demand over ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

Aug 19 2014 1:28am CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp isn't exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he's big in Japa ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Trayvon Martin's Mother Pens Heartbreaking Letter To Michael Brown's Family

Aug 18 2014 9:13pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON - Sybrina Fulton, the mother of teenaged shooting victim Trayvon Martin, has written a heartbreaking letter to the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer earlier this month. Published Monday by Time magazine, Fulton's letter draws on her experience following the 2012 shooting of her son, 17 at the time, by a neighborhood watch volun ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

Japanese national reported captured in Syria

Aug 17 2014 9:32pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man has been captured by Islamist militants in Syria, but is not aware of any. ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Software deciphers human behaviour on Twitter
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a software that deciphers trends on social media by analysing event-based tweets and measures the context of tweets rather than just the quantity.
 
 
'Good' cholesterol can help treat pulmonary hypertension
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) For those suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs, here's some good news. A new study demonstrates that protein in "good" cholesterol may treat the affliction.
 
 
App that can detect jaundice in newborns in a jiffy
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A team of US engineers including an Indian-origin researcher has developed a smartphone app that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes.
 
 
First human trafficking charges filed in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 28 (IANS) Two men who allegedly helped 18 Indian nationals to deceive the authorities and enter New Zealand, appeared in court Thursday to face the country's first human trafficking charges.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Software deciphers human behaviour on Twitter
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a software that deciphers trends on social media by analysing event-based tweets and measures the context of tweets rather than just the quantity. The programme will...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Good' cholesterol can help treat pulmonary hypertension
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) For those suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs, here's some good news. A new study demonstrates that protein in "good"...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
App that can detect jaundice in newborns in a jiffy
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A team of US engineers including an Indian-origin researcher has developed a smartphone app that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
First human trafficking charges filed in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 28 (IANS) Two men who allegedly helped 18 Indian nationals to deceive the authorities and enter New Zealand, appeared in court Thursday to face the country's first human trafficking charges. Police...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
The wave-like nature of skill learning
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Know why learning a new skill is easy for some while difficult for others? It depends on a fundamental constraint hidden in the brain. According to a promising study, there are constraints on...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Australia, China, Malaysia optimistic on locating MH370
Canberra, Aug 28 (IANS) Officials from Australia, China and Malaysia Thursday met in Canberra for updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and are "cautiously optimistic" that it will be found....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Leverkusen reach UEFA Champions League group stage
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen cruised to a 4-0 victory over Copenhagen as Stefan Kiessling produced a brace in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The "Werkself" secured a Champions League...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Brazilian striker Romarinho nears Shakhtar move
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 28 (IANS) Brazil's Corinthians are reportedly poised to sell forward Romarinho to Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk for seven million euros. Negotiations are at an advanced stage as the Ukrainian club...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Bayern Munich complete Medhi Benatia move
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich have completed the signing of AS Roma defender Medhi Benatia, the German football club confirmed in an official statement. Bayern Wednesday signed the Morocco international who...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
People ready to shun drinking for smartphones!
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) If you cannot think of a life beyond apps which have replaced evening strolls and the morning cup of tea, read this: People are even ready to give up drinking and chocolates for gadget time!...
Read more on Apple Balla