Tropical Storm Moving Along Japan's Pacific Coast

Tropical storm moving along Japan's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm Sepat is expected to move along the southern coast of Japan's main island through Friday morning, as heavy rain pelts the country's central area.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reports that as of 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sepat was southwest of Wakayama Prefecture, central Japan.

Snowfall Continues Along Japan Sea Coast

Snowfall continues along Japan Sea coast

Heavy snow fell on mountainous areas in Japan on Friday night. Snowfall also continued mostly along the Japan Sea coast from northern to western Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says the winter-type weather pattern strengthened, bringing in cold air mass.

Heavy Snow Expected Along Sea Of Japan Coast

Heavy snow expected along Sea of Japan coast

Japanese weather officials say snow is intensifying along the Sea of Japan coast. They are warning of possible transportation disruptions during the year-end holiday season.

The Meteorological Agency says heavy snow is expected in mountainous areas in eastern and western Japan in the coming days. It adds snow may accumulate on the ground in some parts of the Tokai and Kansai regions.

Final Fantasy Vii Remake Development Is Moving Along Just Fine

Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Is Moving Along Just Fine

With the Final Fantasy VII Remake having been announced a few years ago, we haven’t really heard much about the game since, which unsurprisingly has led to some wondering when the game will be released, and whether or not development is actually going on, or could Square Enix have shelved it?

However the good news is that things are progressing nicely, at least according to the game’s producer Tetsuya Nomura who revealed the information to Famitsu during a Dissidia Final Fantasy anniversary event. According to Nomura, “As I said during E3, development is going favorably. I just wanted to say that the current PR priority is Kingdom Hearts 3, as it was during the ARTNIA event the other day, but after that it’ll be Final Fantasy VIII Remake, so please don’t worry.”

Only One Way In At Snow Corridor Along Tateyama Alpine Range

Only one way in at snow corridor along Tateyama alpine range

TATEYAMA, Toyama Prefecture--Exit options are limited at the "snow corridor" that cuts across the Tateyama mountain range in the Northern Japan Alps: This year, the walls tower at an amazing 17 meters.

Those who arrived at the "Yuki no Otani" (Great gorge of snow) at Murodo, the highest point of the route at 2,450 meters, could be forgiven for feeling hemmed in on April 16.

Rail Museum Chugging Along With Renovated Giant Diorama

Rail museum chugging along with renovated giant diorama

SAITAMA--Unencumbered by glass plates, the renovated diorama room at the Railway Museum in the city's Omiya Ward offers an even more realistic view of the popular miniature railway world.

Visitors can enjoy watching the miniature cars traveling in front of their eyes while listening to the sounds made by the toy trains, as the diorama with its glass covering removed was unveiled to the public on July 14.

Sauteed 'itadori' Knotweed, A Gift Of Nature Along Clear Kochi River

Sauteed 'itadori' knotweed, a gift of nature along clear Kochi river

After driving about two hours from Kochi Airport, coming off the expressway and cruising along the clear Shimantogawa river, you reach the former Towa village.

Located in the western part of Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, about 90 percent of the area is covered in mountain forests, with farmland and private homes dotting the area along the renowned river.

Heavy Snowfall Continues Along Sea Of Japan

Heavy snowfall continues along Sea of JapanHeavy snow fell Tuesday on Sea of Japan coastal areas while temperatures fell to their lowest this winter in many parts of the Japanese archipelago.
The village of Shimukappu in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido logged minus 32.8 C, while the Tokyo metropolitan area recorded minus 1.9 C and Osaka, 1.1 C, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Rescues Continue Along Flooded Shibui River

Rescues continue along flooded Shibui RiverEmergency rescue teams are struggling to reach people stranded by floodwaters in a wide area along the Shibui River in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan.

A 20-meter section of a levee collapsed on Friday morning. The area is the latest to suffer extreme damage from flooding caused by the recent record rains.