Floodwaters Likely Topped 4 Meters In Nagano

Floodwaters likely topped 4 meters in Nagano

Japan's Geospatial Information Authority says the flooding in a part of Nagano City, central Japan, as a result of Typhoon Hagibis was more than four meters deep at one point.

The authority used aerial pictures and altitude data to estimate the extent of the flooding after the Chikuma and Abukuma rivers burst their banks.

Controversial Art Exhibition Likely To Reopen

Controversial art exhibition likely to reopen

Organizers of an international art festival in central Japan are planning to reopen a controversial exhibition about freedom of expression next week. Its cancellation sparked debate about the relationship between politics and art.

Aichi Triennale 2019 opened on August 1 in Aichi Prefecture. Three days later, one of the exhibitions was called off due to threats being made about some of the works on display, including a statue symbolizing those referred to as wartime comfort women.

Typhoon Tapah Likely To Approach Kyushu

Typhoon Tapah likely to approach Kyushu

Japanese weather officials say Typhoon Tapah will likely approach the country's southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that as of 4 a.m. on Sunday, Tapah was situated over the East China Sea and was moving north-northeast at 20 kilometers per hour.

Power Blackouts Likely In Some Areas After Monday

Power blackouts likely in some areas after Monday

Typhoon Faxai damaged electric supply chains in a wide area of the Kanto region, including Tokyo, and its surrounding areas.

Electricity will likely not be fully restored by the end of the day in some parts of the Tokyo metropolitan area, which was battered by the typhoon early Monday.

Flight Disruptions Likely As Storm Nears Japan

Flight disruptions likely as storm nears Japan

Airlines are calling on travelers to check for flight delays and cancellations as a severe tropical storm is expected to approach western Japan on Wednesday.

The storm will likely affect All Nippon Airways flights to and from Miyazaki and Kochi, as well as Japan Airlines flights in and out of Tanegashima Island, Tokunoshima Island and Amami-Oshima Island, from Tuesday evening.

Krosa Likely To Near Western Japan On Wednesday

Krosa likely to near western Japan on Wednesday

Severe tropical storm Krosa will likely approach western Japan on Wednesday, weather officials say. It is currently south of the country over the Pacific and moving northwest toward the country.

The meteorological agency warns that heavy rain is expected in western and eastern Japan on Tuesday afternoon as a mass of moist air hits these areas ahead of Krosa's arrival.

Some A-bomb Survivors Likely Got Preferential Care

Some A-bomb survivors likely got preferential care

Newly discovered documents suggest a US commission tasked with studying the physical effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki allowed survivors who cooperated with their research to receive preferential treatment.

The US set up the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, known as ABCC, in 1947. But survivors slammed the commission for not providing medical care as a general rule.

Sweltering Heat Likely To Continue In Japan

Sweltering heat likely to continue in Japan

Weather officials are warning of heatstroke in Japan as sweltering heat continues to grip wide areas of the country.

The Meteorological Agency says daytime highs will reach 35 degrees Celsius across a wide area on Friday, with 38 degrees forecast for the Kanto,Tokai, Kansai and Kyushu regions.

Abe Likely To Reshuffle Cabinet In Mid-september

Abe likely to reshuffle Cabinet in mid-September

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his Cabinet and ruling party executives in mid-September.

Abe spoke to reporters on Monday, the day after the Upper House election. He revealed plans to convene an extraordinary Diet session on August 1 to select the chamber's president.

Extreme Rain In Kyushu Likely Through Thursday

Extreme rain in Kyushu likely through Thursday

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will continue to batter the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan through Thursday. Some regions are already facing the risk of mudslides. The officials may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same places.

They are also warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to evacuate ahead of time without waiting for emergency advisories to ensure their own safety.

Unseasonable Heat Wave Likely To Continue In Japan

Unseasonable heat wave likely to continue in Japan

Japanese weather officials say the unseasonably hot weather will continue in many parts of the country on Monday.

The Meteorological Agency says the temperature reached 39.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday in Saroma Town in the country's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, marking a national all-time high for May.