Job Website Gets 2nd Warning Over Mishandling Data

Job website gets 2nd warning over mishandling data

The operator of a job-hunting website has been slapped with a second warning over improper management of personal data. The company was previously cited for selling information on job-seeking students.

Human-resources services firm Recruit Career operates the job-hunting website Rikunabi. The company estimated how likely it was that student job-seekers would decline employment offers, based on their browsing history.

Officials Apologize For Not Issuing Flood Warning

Officials apologize for not issuing flood warning

Japanese government officials have apologized for failing to notify local residents when a powerful typhoon caused the flooding of a river in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, last weekend.

Officials of the land ministry's regional bureau and the Meteorological Agency made the apology at a news conference on Friday.

Heavy Rain Pushes Jma To Issue Emergency Warning

Heavy rain pushes JMA to issue emergency warning

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued the highest-level heavy rain emergency warnings to Tokyo and 11 other prefectures.

Earlier, the officials issued warnings for Tokyo and six prefectures, namely, Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi and Nagano. Later they added five more prefectures, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukishima and Miyagi..

Heavy Rain Emergency Warning Expanded

Heavy rain emergency warning expanded

Officials at Japan's Meteorological Agency have extended an heavy rain emergency warning to the prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukushima and Miyagi at 7:50 p.m.

It is the highest level on the agency's five-tier warning scale.

Storm Surge Warning For Evening High Tide

Storm surge warning for evening high tide

Authorities monitoring Typhoon Hagibis on its approach to Japan say storm surges and violent seas are likely in the Kanto and Tokai regions toward the evening, when the tide level is expected to reach its peak.

They say that as of 2 p.m., sea levels were already about one meter higher than usual.

Tamagawa Swells To Evacuation Warning Level

Tamagawa swells to evacuation warning level

Japan's land ministry and meteorological agency say the Tama River, which flows through Tokyo, reached the evacuation warning level at an observation point in Chofu City at around 1:50 p.m.

The level is used as a benchmark by local governments, which urge residents in surrounding areas to evacuate when it is breached.

Heavy Rain Emergency Warning Issued

Heavy rain emergency warning issued

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain emergency warnings for many parts of central and eastern Japan.

The warnings were at the highest level in the agency's five-stage scale.

Emergency Warning Lifted In Kyusyu

Emergency warning lifted in Kyusyu

The Meteorological Agency has lifted its highest-level emergency rain warning for areas on the island of Kyushu. But officials are still calling on residents to remain on high alert for landslides and other dangers, as heavy rain continues to pound the region.

A large part of Saga Prefecture is drenched. The hourly precipitation has exceeded 100 millimeters in some areas.

Emergency Rain Warning Lifted

Emergency rain warning lifted

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted an emergency rain warning for three southwestern prefectures.

The warning for Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures was lifted shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday Japan time.

Emergency Rain Warning In Place In Northern Kyushu

Emergency rain warning in place in northern Kyushu

In the latest on life-threatening rains in western Japan...Two people are dead and another is without vital signs as weather officials warn residents to evacuate immediately. They've issued their highest emergency warning for three prefectures in Kyushu.

Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki are being drenched with heavy rain.