Torrential Rain Warning

Torrential rain warning

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning of torrential rains of more than 1,000 millimeters in some areas as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the western part of the country.

Agency forecaster Ryuta Kurora explained at a news conference on Tuesday that Krosa could make landfall in western Japan from Wednesday through Thursday.

Evacuation Warning For Parts Of Kitakyushu City

Evacuation warning for parts of Kitakyushu City

Authorities in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have issued an evacuation advisory to about 20,000 residents in some districts, due to the risk of storm surges.

The evacuation advisory is equal to a level-4 alert on a 5-stage warning system. It means residents should quickly flee to safer ground.

Rain Warning Lifted; Caution Still Advised

Rain warning lifted; caution still advised

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted all highest-level emergency rain warnings for Nagasaki Prefecture. But it's calling on residents to remain on high alert for landslides and other disasters amid torrential rains.

A footage from Tsushima island shows storm water pouring from a partially completed mud-control dam. Thick brown water is inundating a residential area.

What Is An Emergency Rain Warning?

What is an emergency rain warning?

Japan's Meteorological Agency uses an alert scale of one to five for situations caused by heavy rain.

It says a level 5 emergency alert applies to the kind of torrential downpour that occurs only once in several decades.

Emergency Warning In Nagasaki

Emergency warning in Nagasaki

The Meteorological Agency has issued its highest level of emergency warning for the rain-hit western prefecture of Nagasaki, which includes the Goto Islands and Tsushima Island.

Officials say parts of the prefecture have received rainfall of an intensity seen only once in several decades.

Ftc Issues Warning To Johnny & Associates

FTC issues warning to Johnny & Associates

NHK has learned that talent agency Johnny & Associates is suspected of applying pressure on commercial broadcasters not to feature three former members of popular idol group SMAP on TV programs.

The Fair Trade Commission has issued a warning to the talent agency on the grounds the act may lead to an anti-monopoly law violation.

Severe Rain Warning For Kyushu

Severe rain warning for Kyushu

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan through Thursday. They are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to take precautions to ensure their own safety.

The meteorological agency says rain clouds are developing as a seasonal rain front hovers over the region and warm, humid air flows in.

Heavy Rain Warning For Kyushu

Heavy rain warning for Kyushu

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Wednesday. They are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to take precautions to ensure their own safety.

The meteorological agency says rain clouds are developing as a seasonal rain front hovers over the region and warm, humid air flows in.

Torrential Rain Warning For Kyushu

Torrential rain warning for Kyushu

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Wednesday. They are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to take precautions to ensure their own safety.

The meteorological agency says rain clouds are developing as a seasonal rain front hovers over the region and warm, humid air flows in.

Warning Of Torrential Rain In Kyushu

Warning of torrential rain in Kyushu

Heavy rains continue to hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu and other areas. Meteorological Agency officials are warning of rain-triggered mudslides.

Hioki City in Kagoshima Prefecture had 320 millimeters of rain within a 24-hour period until Monday afternoon. That is more than the average amount for the whole month of July.

Warning Of Heavy Rain In Many Areas Of Japan

Warning of heavy rain in many areas of Japan

A tropical storm is approaching the southern shores of Japan's archipelago. Weather officials are warning of heavy rain across many areas of the country.

Tanabe City in Wakayama Prefecture had over 39 millimeters of rain between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Warning Issued For Possible Eruption Of Mt Hakone

Warning issued for possible eruption of Mt Hakone

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning of a possible volcanic eruption at the hot spring resort of Hakone, near Tokyo.

The agency raised its alert level to two on a scale of five early on Sunday after the number of volcanic earthquakes increased at Mount Hakone the previous day.