Japan's government is calling on foreign students and trainees to use smartphone apps and other means to keep up to date on the approaching typhoon.
Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai said in a news conference on Thursday that his ministry is asking them to pay attention to weather information as Typhoon Hagibis nears mainland Japan.
The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was developed to climb mountains, but it also learned how to climb up in the Japanese firm's pricing chart. Buyers who take home the 2020 variant of the truck will pay considerably more than those who signed the dotted line on a 2019 model. For the next model year, the Tacoma TRD Pro carries a base price of $45,080 after a mandatory $1,120 destination charge. Cars Direct points out that figure represents an increase of precisely $1,000 over the outgoing 2019 model. It corresponds to a truck with a six-speed stick, too. Factor in the optional automatic transmission, and the bill comes to $47,785. If the thought of paying nearly $50,000 for a Tacoma makes your head spin, keep in mind most of its rivals are priced in the same ballpark. The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon costs $47,040 when equipped with an automatic transmission, for example. And, for 2020, the trail-wise TRD Pro variant benefits from lighter wheels, redesigned Fox shocks, and a panoramic view monitor that gives drivers a 360-degree view of what's around them. One camera even shows what's under the truck. Pricing for the rest of the Tacoma range stays relatively flat in spite of updates all across the board. Most variants are approximately $200 more expensive in 2020 and than in 2019, and they receive a new-look front end and grille, and a new infotainment system compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. That's huge news for buyers seeking connectivity; Toyota doggedly resisted Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for years. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma will reach showrooms across the United States in the coming weeks. It will join updated versions of the 4Runner and the Tundra, which are also more expensive for 2020.
However, the good news for Android users is that with the upcoming Android Q update, Google will start to show more detailed battery life on wireless headphones, meaning that you won’t suddenly run out of battery one day, as the percentage will let you know when it is a good time to start charging it.
According to Google, “As True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones continue to gain momentum in the market and with users, it is important to build system-wide support for TWS. Later this year, TWS headsets with Fast Pair will be able to broadcast individual battery information for the case and buds. This enables features such as case open and close battery notifications and per-component battery reporting throughout the UI.”
As Typhoon Trami approaches Japan's main islands, more authorities are publishing typhoon-related information in foreign languages on their websites.
Mie Prefecture is updating warnings, evacuation sites, the impact on lifeline infrastructure and other details in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish at http://www.bousaimie.jp/
As Typhoon Trami approaches Japan's main islands,
the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture is providing information in foreign languages in collaboration with Nagoya International Center.
Its website with disaster information posts updates on evacuation centers in 7 foreign languages at http://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/saigai/
Evacuation guides on what to do in the event of a disaster are also posted in 6 languages.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government will provide more information in other languages to help visitors during emergencies.
Suga said on Friday that foreign tourists who became stranded at Kansai International Airport last week complained that there wasn't enough information in other languages.
Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning of the potential for more earthquakes in Hokkaido following a magnitude 6.7 quake that struck the northern island early Thursday morning. For people in Hokkaido, we advise you check for updates and for advisories with your local municipality.
If you're in Hokkaido and need information in English, Mandarin or in Korean, you can call the numbers at the Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Information:
English service is available 24 hours, while Mandarin and Korean services are available between 8:45 AM and 5:30 PM on weekdays.
Please note that the services are for foreigners in Hokkaido only.