Post-hagibis Rescue Work Continues

Post-Hagibis rescue work continues

The Japanese government says search and rescue work will be carried out around the clock in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

The government also vowed to improve conditions at evacuation centers and shelters without waiting for requests from local governments.

Blackout Continues In Chiba

Blackout continues in Chiba

Over 130,000 households in Chiba Prefecture remain without power as of Sunday noon, almost one week after a powerful typhoon. But Tokyo Electric Power Company says work to restore electricity may have to be suspended depending on weather conditions.

TEPCO cites the need to ensure safety, as localized thunderstorms are forecast from Sunday night through Monday.

Power Outage In Chiba Prefecture Continues

Power outage in Chiba Prefecture continues

Efforts to restore electricity to parts of Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo that were left in the dark this week after a powerful typhoon continue. But for many people, it could be two weeks or more before power is fully restored. About 140,000 households are still without electricity.

Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force have been busy clearing roads.

Large-scale Power Outage Continues In Chiba

Large-scale power outage continues in Chiba

About 200,000 homes in Chiba Prefecture were still without power early Friday, after Typhoon Faxai caused blackouts in the greater Tokyo area earlier in the week.

The storm knocked out electricity to as many as 640,000 residences in the prefecture. Two people died of suspected heatstroke in homes without power.

Heatwave, Heatstroke Alert Continues In Japan

Heatwave, heatstroke alert continues in Japan

Japan is expecting continued hot weather this week. Weather officials are urging people to stay hydrated and to avoid heatstroke.

The Meteorological Agency says it was 35 degrees Celsius or higher at more than 100 observation points on Sunday. Hyogo Prefecture had a high of 37.9 degrees, while Kyoto Prefecture hit 37.5 degrees.

Intense Heat Continues In Japan

Intense heat continues in Japan

Severe heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to 37 degrees Celsius or higher in many locations. Weather officials are urging people to remain on the alert for possible heatstroke.

The Meteorological Agency says high-pressure systems brought clear skies, pushing up temperatures across most of the archipelago on Sunday morning.

Severe Heat Continues In Japan

Severe heat continues in Japan

Severe heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to 36 degrees Celsius or higher in many locations. Weather officials are urging people to remain on the alert for possible heatstroke.

The Meteorological Agency says high-pressure systems brought clear skies, pushing up temperatures across most of the archipelago on Sunday morning.

Heavy Rain Continues To Hit Southern Kyushu

Heavy rain continues to hit southern Kyushu

Intermittent torrential rain continues to hit the southern part of Japan's Kyushu Island. The precipitation has reached record levels in some places.

The Meteorological Agency says more than 350 millimeters of rain fell in Satsumasendai City in Kagoshima Prefecture over a 24-hour period. The amount exceeds the average monthly rainfall for July, and is a regional record for the month.

Heavy Rain Continues In Many Parts Of Japan

Heavy rain continues in many parts of Japan

Weather officials in Japan are calling for caution as continuing heavy rain could prompt landslides, flooding in low-lying areas as well as gusty winds across the country.

The Meteorological Agency says the lingering seasonal front is bringing active rain clouds to eastern and western parts of Japan. Warm, damp air is blowing into the rain front, creating unstable atmospheric conditions.

2020 Toyota Sienna Review And Buying Guide | The Wait Continues ...

2020 Toyota Sienna Review and Buying Guide | The wait continues ...

We sure hope Toyota is cooking something special up for its next-generation minivan, because it's certainly been a long wait. While most cars and minivans go six years between generation, the 2020 Toyota Sienna represents year nine since it was completely redesigned. Sure, there was a significant overhaul a few years ago and constant updating (including some for this year), but the competition has been completely redone, and it makes a difference. The Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica are more refined, more advanced technologically and have better safety ratings. Even the Kia Sedona, which is no spring chicken itself, is fresher in certain respects.

Now, despite being long in the tooth, the 2020 Sienna still provides plenty of distinctive elements that keep it relevant. Its second-row seat slides further than most, providing exceptional comfort for adults and teenagers. Its unique all-wheel drive option. Its SE trim level that is arguably the most engaging minivan to drive. In other words, don't write it off completely, but make sure to shop around.

What's new with Sienna for 2020?

The SE and SE Premium trim levels can now be equipped with the Nightshade Edition package ($700), pictured above. Following an industry trend, it replaces all the exterior bright work with black trim. It's undeniably the coolest-looking Sienna.

Search For Missing Vessel Crew Continues

Search for missing vessel crew continues

The search will continue for missing crewmembers of a cargo vessel that sank off eastern Japan, after tapping sounds were heard from inside on Monday.

The Senshomaru, with a crew of five, collided with another freighter before dawn on Sunday in waters off Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo.

Unseasonable Heat Continues In Japan

Unseasonable heat continues in Japan

Record-high temperatures for the month of May continued in many parts of Japan on Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says the daytime high was 35.8 degrees Celsius in Obihiro City in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido -- 17 degrees higher than the seasonal average.

Intense Heat Continues Across Japan

Intense heat continues across Japan

Unseasonably hot weather continues in many parts of Japan on Monday.

Weather officials say a warm air mass is staying over the country after bringing record temperatures for the month of May to the northern prefecture of Hokkaido on Sunday.