Japan 2019

Japan | Flood | 30/October/2019

The extremely large Typhoon Hagibis is gaining force over the Pacific south of Japan and is forecast to approach the main islands of Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu during the upcoming three-day weekend, the Meteorological Agency said. Hagibis may head on to Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu, lashing those areas from Saturday to Sunday, the agency said. Hagibis may head on to Kyushu, Shikoku and Honshu, lashing those areas from Saturday to Sunday. Last month, two typhoons wreaked havoc in Japan, with Faxai hitting Tokyo and causing a massive power outage in Chiba Prefecture, while Tapah brought heavy rains and caused tornadoes in Kyushu.

Japan | Flood | 28/August/2019

Torrential rain hit southwestern Japan on August 28 Wednesday morning, prompting local governments to instruct thousands of people to evacuate as rivers overflowed in what the weather agency called an ‘unprecedented downpour’ that left at least two people dead. In Saga Prefecture in the Kyushu region, JR Saga Station was flooded and a number of vehicles were seen submerged, while landslides were confirmed in the city of Takeo and rivers in Ogi and Imari overflowed, flooding nearby farm fields.