Problems With Typhoon Shelters In Marumori Town

Problems with typhoon shelters in Marumori town

NHK has learned of issues at two shelters in a Japanese town during Typhoon Hagibis.

Officials of Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, say flooding from a nearby river inundated the first floor of a shelter in the town's central Kaneyama district.

One Month Since Typhoon Hagibis Tore Through Japan

One month since Typhoon Hagibis tore through Japan

It's been one month since the powerful Typhoon Hagibis caused extensive damage in many parts of Japan. The storm, one of the strongest to hit the country in decades, left 91 people dead, while four remain missing.

Hagibis flooded or damaged more than 85,000 homes. Clean-up is still happening, such as this area of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.

One Month Since Extensive Damage From Typhoon

One month since extensive damage from typhoon

One month has passed since record rain brought by a strong typhoon caused extensive damage in much of Japan.

More hectares were flooded than in the torrential rain that hit western Japan last year, and more landslides were triggered than by any previous storm.

Typhoon-damaged Bullet Trains To Be Scrapped

Typhoon-damaged bullet trains to be scrapped

All 10 Shinkansen bullet trains that were damaged last month by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan, will be scrapped.

That represents a third of the trains that run on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line to the Sea of Japan coast and the historic city of Kanazawa.

Typhoon Hagibis Farm, Forest, Fishery Losses Rise

Typhoon Hagibis farm, forest, fishery losses rise

Japan's agriculture ministry says the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis to the farming, forestry and fishery industries continues to rise. So far, it has amounted to more than 100 billion yen, or 920 million dollars.

The ministry released an updated report on the financial losses in 38 prefectures on Friday morning.

Heavy Rain Expected In Typhoon-hit Areas

Heavy rain expected in typhoon-hit areas

A low pressure system could bring heavy rain to Japan later this week, including to areas still reeling from Typhoon Hagibis which struck the country earlier this month.

Downpours are expected in the western and eastern parts of the country through Friday and flooding could occur.

Typhoon Hits Farms, Forests, Fisheries Hard

Typhoon hits farms, forests, fisheries hard

Besides leaving more than 80 people dead, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japanese farms, forests and fisheries hard. Government officials say the damage tops 70 billion yen, or 650 million dollars, as of Monday afternoon.

36 prefectures are reporting financial losses. Damage to agricultural facilities runs to about 255 million dollars.

High-tech Help For Typhoon Volunteers

High-tech help for typhoon volunteers

Volunteers assisting with recovery efforts after flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month have got the help of some robots to take the strain.

The center of Daigo Town in Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo was submerged after the typhoon caused a river to burst its banks. A local venture business that developed a wearable lumbar-type labor support device has lent six of them to the town's volunteer center.

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.

Heavy Rain Lashes Typhoon-ravaged Chiba Prefecture

Heavy rain lashes typhoon-ravaged Chiba Prefecture

A heavy downpour dumped more than 100 millimeters of rain per hour over parts of typhoon-ravaged Chiba Prefecture on Saturday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says the combination of damp air flowing into a rain front and a low-pressure system is creating unstable atmospheric conditions over areas of eastern Japan and the Tohoku region in the northeast.

Recovery Continues 1 Week After Typhoon

Recovery continues 1 week after typhoon

People in Japan are still struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, one week after it battered large parts of the country.

Hagibis made landfall over the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture while maintaining its strength last Saturday.

Typhoon Designated As 'extraordinary Disaster'

Typhoon designated as 'extraordinary disaster'

As people in Japan continue to recover from Typhoon Hagibis, the government has designated it an extraordinary disaster, enabling victims to receive special support.

It will be the sixth disaster to be given such a designation since the system was established in 1995 after the Great Hanshin earthquake.

Govt. Designates Typhoon 'extraordinary Disaster'

Govt. designates typhoon 'extraordinary disaster'

As Japan continues to recover from Typhoon Hagibis, the government has designated the storm an extraordinary disaster, enabling victims to receive special support.

Rescue officials continue to search for nine people who are still missing. The death toll currently stands at 78.