Death Toll Nears 60 Due To Typhoon

Death toll nears 60 due to typhoon

Emergency crews across Japan are racing against time to rescue over a dozen people who are still missing after Typhoon Hagibis ravaged the nation over the weekend.

Authorities say the death toll stands at 58.

Death Toll Nears 60 Due To Typhoon Hagibis

Death toll nears 60 due to Typhoon Hagibis

Authorities in Japan say the death toll from Typhoon Hagibis now stands at 58. Meanwhile, emergency crews are racing to rescue over a dozen people who are still missing.

More than 200 were injured during the weekend storm. Officials say many areas received up to 40 percent of their yearly rainfall in only a day or two.

Volunteers Help With Repairs As Next Typhoon Nears

Volunteers help with repairs as next typhoon nears

Volunteers are helping residents in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, patch up roofs damaged by Typhoon Faxai as another typhoon approaches Japan.

More than 100 volunteers gathered in Tateyama City on Saturday, the first day of a three-day weekend.

Evacuation Advisories Issued As Krosa Nears

Evacuation advisories issued as Krosa nears

With Severe Tropical Storm Krosa approaching western Japan, evacuation instructions had been issued to five people in three households in Wakayama Prefecture as of 8 a.m. Thursday. The instruction urges immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Kochi and prefectures in Shikoku and Kyushu.

Japan Braces For Heavy Rains As Krosa Nears

Japan braces for heavy rains as Krosa nears

Weather officials in Japan are warning of heavy rains as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the western part of the country. They say it could make landfall by Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency expects winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour, with gusts reaching 160 kilometers per hour in the southern part of the Kyushu region through Wednesday. The officials also expect waves of up to 10 meters off the Shikoku region.

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.

Tropical Storm Nari Nears Japan's Main Island

Tropical storm Nari nears Japan's main island

Weather officials in Japan say a tropical storm is approaching the Pacific coast of the main island of Honshu, and may bring heavy rain from Saturday through Sunday.

They urge people to be on alert for possible landslides, floods, swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and lightning.

Typhoon Trami Nears Japan

Typhoon Trami nears Japan

People across Japan are bracing as another powerful storm bears down on the country. Typhoon Trami has already brought strong winds to the southern islands of Okinawa.

A gust of wind flipped a car onto its side in Okinawa, but nobody was hurt. People in the area report seeing what appeared to be a tornado.

Powerful Typhoon Nears Southern Japan

Powerful typhoon nears southern Japan

A strong typhoon approaching Japan's southern Kyushu region has caused flight cancelations and raised evacuation alerts. Weather officials are warning of heavy downpours and possible landslides.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Prapiroon was 280 kilometers southwest of Makurazaki City, Kagoshima Prefecture, as of 11 PM on Monday.

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In that year, 1.46 million households with children 17 years old or younger were living below the standard for receiving welfare benefits, compared with around 700,000, or 5.4 percent, in 1992, the study by Kensaku Tomuro, an associate professor of social policy theory at Yamagata University, showed.

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