Typhoon Leaves 77 Dead, 9 Still Missing

Typhoon leaves 77 dead, 9 still missing

People in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from flooding. NHK has learned the death toll has risen to 77. Rescuers are searching for nine people who are still missing.

People in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, have begun the daunting task of cleaning up. Volunteers have been dispatched to help the elderly clear out mud from their homes.

Hagibis Leaves No Foreign Casualties In Fukushima

Hagibis leaves no foreign casualties in Fukushima

NHK has learned that municipal authorities in Fukushima Prefecture have received no reports of foreign residents or tourists being injured or evacuating to shelters due to Typhoon Hagibis.

NHK contacted 22 municipalities in Fukushima, one of the prefectures hit hardest by Hagibis. Many of the municipalities set up evacuation shelters before or after a levee of the Abukuma River collapsed due to torrential rain, sending floodwater over vast areas.

Hagibis Leaves Residents Struggling To Rebuild

Hagibis leaves residents struggling to rebuild

Nagano Prefecture in central Japan is facing a lengthy clean-up process as officials continue to assess the extent of the damage after the nearby river burst its banks. But the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis hasn't damaged the resolve of residents going forward. NHK World's Haruka Nouchi is in the area and has more.

Haruka Nouchi: I'm at the bank of the Chikuma River. You can see the riverbed on the right side and how the levee was completely destroyed by the huge flood.There are many heavy machines putting blocks along the banks.

Hagibis Leaves Damage Across Japan

Hagibis leaves damage across Japan

Typhoon Hagibis has caused death and destruction across Japan. Three people have died, one other was found without vital signs, 17 people remain missing, and more than 90 people were injured.

In Nagano Prefecture, three cars were washed away by flood waters near the Chikuma River. Three people have been rescued but three others remain missing.

Empress Emerita Recovering, Leaves Hospital

Empress Emerita recovering, leaves hospital

Empress Emerita Michiko has left hospital after surgery on Sunday for early-stage breast cancer.

The Empress Emerita on Tuesday departed the University of Tokyo Hospital, and many people, including patients, gathered to wish her well.

Renault-nissan Alliance Director Clashes With Ceo, Leaves For Peugeot

Renault-Nissan alliance director clashes with CEO, leaves for Peugeot

PARIS — A senior Renault-Nissan executive has quit the troubled carmaking alliance to join Peugeot maker PSA Group, blaming Renault boss Thierry Bollore for forcing his exit. Former alliance director Arnaud Deboeuf will become PSA's industrial strategy director under Chief Executive Carlos Tavares, himself a former Renault second-in-command, the rival French carmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Deboeuf's exit underscores deep tensions threatening to subsume the Renault-Nissan alliance in the wake of the November 2018 arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, now awaiting trial in Japan on financial misconduct charges he denies. Those tensions have been exacerbated by failed attempts under Bollore and new Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard to secure a full Renault-Nissan merger and to combine Renault with Fiat Chrysler, a move thwarted by the French state. Deboeuf was well regarded at Nissan and even offered a senior executive role at the Japanese carmaker, as his relations with Bollore soured following Ghosn's ouster, three sources told Reuters. But Bollore, a former Ghosn protégé who succeeded his absent boss as CEO in January, blocked the move. "Thierry Bollore told me no one wanted to work with me ... and that I could not go to work at Nissan either," Deboeuf said in a farewell email to colleagues seen by Reuters. Renault declined to comment on Deboeuf's departure. Deboeuf did not respond to requests for comment. His move adds to a steady Renault brain-drain to PSA since 2013, when Tavares was hired to rescue the carmaker from near-bankruptcy. Other switchers from Renault include Yann Vincent, PSA's executive vice president for manufacturing, and powertrain engineering chief Alain Raposo. Tavares, who preceded Bollore as Ghosn's No.2 at Renault, was pushed out after publicly voicing CEO ambitions. Under its Portuguese-born leader, PSA has set new profitability records while making swift headway on the integration of Opel, acquired from General Motors in 2017.

Krosa Leaves 1 Dead In Western Japan


A severe tropical storm has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

Whaling Fleet Leaves Port In Western Japan

Whaling fleet leaves port in western Japan

A whaling fleet has left a port in Shimonoseki City, western Japan, to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years.

A ceremony was held in front of the fleet's mother ship, the Nisshin Maru, on Monday.

Japan Leaves Iwc To Start Commercial Whaling

Japan leaves IWC to start commercial whaling

Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission, or IWC, on Sunday. The country will resume commercial whaling the next day.

Japan joined the IWC in 1951, supporting its pursuit of sustainable whaling by protecting the number of whales.

Ford And Lincoln Design Honcho Leaves To Head Nissan North America Design

Ford and Lincoln design honcho leaves to head Nissan North America design

Last Friday, David Woodhouse suddenly resigned from his dual positions as Ford's director of global strategic design and director of Lincoln design. In a post not long after leaving, he praised the efforts of his former team over the past six years he headed design at Lincoln. Among other products, that crew gave us the redesigned Navigator, the Continental concept and production sedan, and the Aviator concept and production crossover. Car Design News reports Woodhouse traded Michigan for California, taking the role of VP at Nissan Design America in San Diego. He officially assumes the position July 1, and will also serve on the Japanese automaker's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

Woodhouse has spent more than 25 years in the design department, starting with BMW and work on the Mini and Range Rover brands, followed by a brief stint with Cadillac of Europe. For the past 20 years he's been with Ford, coming on board with the Ford's former luxury arm known as the Premier Automotive Group — Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

Infiniti Looking For A New Boss After Christian Meunier Leaves To Lead Jeep

Infiniti looking for a new boss after Christian Meunier leaves to lead Jeep

Nissan's premium division Infiniti is expected to announce a new acting global chief for the brand, the company said, after its current head, Christian Meunier, left to lead the Jeep unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Nissan's chief quality officer Christian Vandenhende will oversee Infiniti's global operations effective immediately, until a new brand chief is named, Infiniti said in the statement on Tuesday. Meunier, 51, was named Infinit's global chief in early January after its previous boss Roland Krueger left the Hong Kong-based brand. Meunier will take over as global president for SUV-focused Jeep effective immediately, Fiat Chrysler said in a separate statement. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley had been running Jeep until he was elevated to the top job in July after the death of Sergio Marchionne.

Meunier has international experience from his years with Ford, Land Rover, Nissan and Infiniti, which may prove valuable as Jeep attempts to expand overseas with a lineup of new products including the Gladiator pickup, a Wrangler plug-in hybrid, and the revived Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates. He's worked mostly in sales and marketing roles, including as senior vice president of sales, marketing and operations for Nissan North America; chairman of Nissan Canada; and his recent role heading up Infiniti. An Infiniti spokesman said Meunier's resignation was not related to Nissan's internal investigation into its former leader Carlos Ghosn.

Abe Leaves For Tour Of Europe, Us, Canada

Abe leaves for tour of Europe, US, Canada

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan for a tour of Europe and North America on Monday in preparation for the G20 summit to be held in Osaka in June.

The prime minister will visit France, Italy, Slovakia, Belgium, the United States and Canada and meet with the leaders of those countries.