Abe Orders Support Package For Typhoon Victims

Abe orders support package for typhoon victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his cabinet to compile a support package for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Abe told cabinet members on Sunday to use this fiscal year's reserve fund of about 500 billion yen, or roughly 4.6 billion dollars, for the package.

Evacuation Orders For 3 Million People In Japan

Evacuation orders for 3 million people in Japan

Evacuation orders are in place for nearly 3 million people in Japan because of the storm Hagibis.

As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the directives apply to residents in parts of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Shizuoka prefectures.

Krosa: Evacuation Orders And Advisories Issued

Krosa: Evacuation orders and advisories issued

With the severe tropical storm Krosa hitting western Japan, evacuation orders have been issued to 824 people in Wakayama Prefecture, 22 people in Nara Prefecture, and eleven people in Mie Prefecture, as of 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The instructions urge immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Chugoku, Shikoku, Kinki, and Tokai region for a total of about 360,000 residents. The advisory, a level 4 on a scale of 5, means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Evacuation Advisories And Orders

Evacuation advisories and orders

With the severe tropical storm Krosa approaching western Japan, evacuation orders have been issued to 206 people in 119 households in Tokushima Prefecture, 75 people in 39 households in Kochi Prefecture, 22 people in 19 households in Nara Prefecture and five people in three households in Wakayama prefecture, as of 0:30 p.m. on Thursday. The instructions urge immediate evacuation.

Evacuation advisories have been issued in Kochi and other prefectures in Shikoku and Kyushu for a total of about 510,000 residents of about 240,000 households. The advisory, a level 4 on a scale of 5, means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Amazon Is Now Taking Pre-orders For The Nintendo Switch Lite

Amazon Is Now Taking Pre-Orders For The Nintendo Switch Lite

For gamers who might have been holding off on the Nintendo Switch, whether it be due to price or maybe concerns regarding battery life, you might have heard the news that Nintendo launched the Switch Lite back in July last month. If you were thinking about getting it, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the console.

The Switch Lite will be available in a gray, turqouise, or yellow finish where it will be priced at $200 for the console alone. It is expected to begin shipping out to customers on the 20th of September, so you will have to wait close to two months before you’ll be able to get your hands on it.

Evacuation Orders, Advisories In Nagasaki

Evacuation orders, advisories in Nagasaki

Officials have issued evacuation orders for all of Goto city and a part of Sasebo city in Nagasaki Prefecture due to heavy rainfall.

Evacuation advisories are in place for all residents of Tsushima city, Shinkamigoto town, Ojika town and parts of Saikai city.

Evacuation Orders For 805,000 In Kagoshima

Evacuation orders for 805,000 in Kagoshima

More than 805,000 people in Kagoshima prefecture in the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as accumulated rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

Evacuation orders are in place for the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Minamisatsuma, Tarumizu, Kanoya and Minamikyushu.

Xperia 1 Us Pre-orders Get A Free Pair Of Sony Wh-1000xm3 Headphones

Xperia 1 US pre-orders get a free pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones

US Xperia fans are able to rejoice. Often they get the raw end of the stick when it comes to any pre-order offers for the latest Sony Xperia devices. Typically there's never any offers, however in a turn for the books, Sony is throwing in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones if you pre-order the Xperia 1.

Evacuation Orders And Advisories In Kyushu

Evacuation orders and advisories in Kyushu

Residents of the entire city of Kagoshima and seven other municipalities in southwestern Japan have been ordered to evacuate, as continuing heavy rain may trigger mudslides or other disasters.

As of 15:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the municipalities had issued the evacuation order to a total of over 990,000 people of about 460,000 households across the areas.

Sony Offers Its Latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-orders

Sony Offers Its latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-Orders

Smartphone manufacturers often offer incentives to customers in order to get them to pre-order their new phones. Samsung enticed customers with a free pair of Galaxy Buds for the Galaxy S10 series. Sony is doing something similar but the product it’s offering is in a different league. Prospective Xperia 1 customers stand to receive a free pair of Sony’s latest premium wireless headphones if they place a pre-order for the device when they open on June 28th.

Customers in the United States can get a pair of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones for no additional cost if they just pre-order the Xperia 1. That’s a $350 incentive. Yes, the wireless headphones cost that much on their own.

Abe Orders Safety Measures For Schoolchildren

Abe orders safety measures for schoolchildren

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for urgent measures to protect children going to and coming home from school.

Abe summoned education minister Masahiko Shibayama and National Public Safety Commission chair Junzo Yamamoto to the prime minister's office on Tuesday to discuss the mass stabbings in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo, earlier in the day.

Publishers Flooded With Orders For 'manyoshu'

Publishers flooded with orders for 'Manyoshu'

Monday's announcement of Japan's next imperial era name has triggered a rush of orders to publishers for related books, including the country's oldest existing anthology of poems.

The government on Monday disclosed the name, "Reiwa," for the era starting on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.

Anti-stalking Orders Hit Record High In 2018

Anti-stalking orders hit record high in 2018

Japan's public safety authorities issued over 1,000 orders against acts of stalking last year, a record high.

The National Police Agency says there were 21,556 consultations and reports of stalking in 2018. That is 1,523 fewer than in 2017, but above the 20,000 mark for the sixth straight year.