Strong Wind Warning

Strong wind warning

Typhoon Kong-rey has become a low pressure system. But weather officials in Japan are still urging people to watch out for strong winds and high waves.

The storm battered southwestern Japan on Saturday. Several people were injured and one died. A man in his 60s lost his life after being crushed by a falling log in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Warning Continues For Strong Winds

Warning continues for strong winds

Weather officials warn of strong winds and high waves even as Typhoon Kong-rey, now classified as a severe tropical storm, changes to a low pressure system.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the powerful storm is moving northeast over the Sea of Japan on Saturday evening at 55 kilometers per hour.

Abe Pledges Review Of Dam Warning System

Abe pledges review of dam warning system

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made his way through disaster-struck areas of Ehime Prefecture, which was one of the hardest hit regions in the record downpours that devastated western Japan.

Abe visited an evacuation center in Ozu City on Friday, a week after torrential rains battered the area.

Questions Arise Over Warning System

Questions arise over warning system

Following the heavy rains in western Japan, questions are beginning to emerge. Some wonder whether people were given enough warning to leave areas threatened by rising waters. Others ask whether the high loss of life could have been avoided.

Muddy waters fill the streets of Ozu City in Ehime Prefecture. Four people died and 4,600 homes were damaged. The waters are believed to have reached up to 4.6 meters, sweeping away everything in their path.

Emergency Warning Lifted, But Caution Continues

Emergency warning lifted, but caution continues

Record rainfall has caused floods and landslides over a wide area from Kyushu to Tokai.

Weather officials have lifted emergency warnings issued for Kochi and Ehime Prefectures, but are calling for continued caution against floods and landslides.

Emergency Warning Lifted For Okayama

Emergency warning lifted for Okayama

The Meteorological Agency has partially lifted emergency warnings for extremely heavy rain in Japan. The warning for Okayama prefecture has been lifted. Warnings remain for Gifu, Hyogo, and Kyoto prefectures.

Nintendo Also Updates Warranty After Ftc Warning

Nintendo Also Updates Warranty After FTC Warning


The Federal Trade Commission recently issued warnings to multiple companies including Sony and Nintendo reminding them that stickers on their products that claim that the warranty will be void if they are removed are illegal. The FTC had sent them warning letters earlier this month to bring to their notice that their warranties might be in conflict with U.S. law. Sony has already updated its warranty policies following the warning letter and Nintendo has now done the same.

The companies that received the warning letters from FTC include Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, ASUS, and HTC. The letters were sent to warn them that their warranties which claimed that customers couldn’t use third-party parts, accessories, or that if they removed the warranty stickers might be against the law of the land.

Sony Updates Warranty Policies Following Ftc Warning

Sony Updates Warranty Policies Following FTC Warning

Recently you might have heard that the FTC has actually issued a warning to several companies, reminding them that stickers that claim that warranty is void if they are removed is illegal. One of those companies that was warned by the FTC is Sony and the good news is that the company has been quick to comply with the warnings.

According to reports, it appears that Sony has recently updated its warranty policies to comply with the law. The company has made changes to two of its policies, one of which has to do with the use of unlicensed third-party peripherals, and the other has to do with third-party repairs and the opening of the console in general.

2018 Toyota Kluger Pricing And Specsaeb, Adaptive Cruise And Lane-departure Warning Now Standard

2018 Toyota Kluger pricing and specsAEB, adaptive cruise and lane-departure warning now standard

The upgraded 2018 Toyota Kluger range is now on sale in Australia, headlined by the inclusion of active safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and adaptive cruise control across the range.

Following in the footsteps of the smaller RAV4 and larger Prado, the popular Kluger is the latest model from the Japanese manufacturer to get the safety suite fitted as standard.

Crane Falls On Takahama Nuke Plant Buildings Amid Storm Warning

Crane falls on Takahama nuke plant buildings amid storm warningA large crane fell on a reactor auxiliary building and a fuel handling building at the No. 2 reactor of the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture on the night of Jan. 20, damaging part of their roofs, Kansai Electric Power Co. said.
There were no injuries in the incident, nor were there any leakages of radiation to the outside environment, the power company said. A storm warning had been issued in the prefecture, with strong winds at a speed of about 15 meters per second (54 kilometers per hour) observed near the plant at the time of the incident, which occurred at around 9:50 p.m.

Japan’s Tornado Warning System Sees Five-fold Improvement

Japan’s tornado warning system sees five-fold improvementThe Japan Meteorological Agency says its new tornado prediction system is five times more accurate than its predecessor and enables some warnings to be issued up to 30 minutes earlier.
Tornado forecasting is a difficult science. In only a few percent of cases in Japan, powerful gusts of wind actually occurred in areas where tornado warnings had been issued.

Tsunami Warning For Miyagi Pref. Issued Late Despite Prediction Tech

Tsunami warning for Miyagi Pref. issued late despite prediction techWhen a strong quake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in the early hours of Nov. 22, a tsunami warning was immediately issued for Fukushima Prefecture's coastal areas. However, there was a delay in issuing a tsunami warning for the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, directly north of Fukushima Prefecture, causing confusion among residents over whether they needed to evacuate.