Japan typhoons - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Japan typhoons


Japan allocates millions in aid for typhoon-hit regions

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will offer 710 million yen ($6.5 million) to help areas affected by the storm

AFTERMATH. A family rest at an evacuation shelter in Nagano on October 14, 2019, after Typhoon Hagibis crashed into Japan on October 12, unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of the country's 47 prefectures, and triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll tops 70

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:31 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says there is no plan to slow rescue operations, with around 110,000 police, coast guard, firefighters and military troops involved

AFTER THE STORM. A woman looks at flood-damaged homes in Nagano on October 15, 2019, after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on October 12 unleashing high winds, torrential rain and triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Rescue work that is continuing into the night risks being hampered by additional rain falling in central and eastern Japan that officials warn could cause fresh flooding and landslides

AFTERMATH. Japan Self-Defense Forces evacuate residents from a flooded area during search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture on October 14, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press//AFP

1 dead as Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:18 AM

(UPDATED) Hours before the worst of the storm arrived, outer bands of Typhoon Hagibis claims the first casualty in Chiba, east of Tokyo

STRONG TYPHOON. A pedestrian holds an umbrella as rain falls in Morioka, Iwate prefecture on October 12, 2019, ahead of Typhoon Hagibis' expected landfall in central or eastern Japan later in the evening. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Flights canceled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan

Sep 22, 2019 - 6:04 PM

With gusts up to 162 kilometers per hour, Tapah is expected to draw near Nagasaki prefecture overnight

INCLEMENT WEATHER. A woman walks past a poster advertising the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup, while holding an umbrella in Oita on September 22, 2019. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Typhoon Trami injures 45, direct hit on Japan mainland expected

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Typhoon Trami injures at least 5 and forces 600 people to evacuation centers as it pummels through Okinawa, Japan

TRAMI. Satellite image for Typhoon Jebi as of 06:30 UTC (2:30 pm Manila time) September 28, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

Australia, Japan offer Typhoon Ompong assistance

Sep 15, 2018 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) The United States also says it is ready to help the Philippines deal with Typhoon Ompong's effects

SEEKING SHELTER. Families set up temporary sleeping areas inside classrooms of the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Strong typhoon hits flood-hit western Japan

Aug 23, 2018 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Cimaron Cimaron is seen packing maximum gusts of 198 kilometer (123 miles) per hour as of the evening, bringing heavy winds and rain to the western region

Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The fierce storm system is expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan's main island

SHANSHAN. Satellite image for Shanshan as of 01:00 UTC (9 am Manila time) August 9, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

Strong typhoon churns towards Japan

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Typhoon Shanshan could dump 350 millimeters of rain over the greater Tokyo region over the 24 hours by Thursday noon, August 9

SHANSHAN. Satellite image for Shanshan as of 5:30 UTC (1:30 pm Manila time) August 8, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

Typhoon slams into Japan, approaches disaster-hit regions

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:41 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Typhoon Jongdari, packing winds of up to 180 kilometers an hour, makes landfall early Sunday morning. Areas recently devastated by floods and landslides are in the storm's cross-hairs.

BRACED. A woman protects herself from the rain with an umbrella in Tokyo on July 28, 2018, as the country braces for Typhoon Jongdari. Photo by Martin Bureau / AFP

Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon slams Japan

Sep 17, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Authorities have issued warnings of rainstorms, high seas, possible landslides and flooding across the southern half of the Japanese archipelago

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings for gusts heavy rains high ocean waves and floods covering a large swathe of western Japan

Lionrock death toll at 17 as Japan braces for new typhoon

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:00 PM

As Japan reels from Typhoon Lionrock another typhoon – Namtheun – is bearing down on the country s main island of Kyushu

Firefighters search missing victims after Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in Iwaizumi, Iwate prefecture on September 2, 2016.  Surging flood water and mud brought by a devastating typhoon killed nine people in an elderly care home in northern Japan, officials said on August 31, after the third storm in two weeks ripped through the country. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 14

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:03 PM

As of Friday morning more than 1 000 people were still cut off in isolated communities in Iwate prefecture which includes Iwaizumi the prefectural government says

LIONROCK DEATHS. Firefighters search for missing victims after Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in Iwaizumi, Iwate prefecture on September 2, 2016. Photo by Jiji Press/ AFP

Typhoon Mindulle dumps heavy rain on northern Japan

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Typhoon Mindulle which made landfall near Japan s capital on Monday flooded rivers submerged roads and damaged farms in Hokkaido

MINDULLE. A businessman protects himself with an umbrella as he walks under heavy rain generated by typhoon Mindulle in Tokyo, Japan, August 22, 2016. Christopher Jue/EPA

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Typhoon Nangka lashes Japan, killing 2

Jul 17, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Nangka barrels over the nation s main island of Honshu after making landfall near Cape Muroto on Shikoku island late Thursday

TYPHOON. Japanese women wearing kimono walk in the approaching rains of Typhoon Nangka in downtown Kyoto, Japan, July 16, 2015. Photo by Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Japan turns over daycare center, national agri school to Yolanda victims

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Government of Japan holds its first turnover ceremony in Typhoon Yolanda devastated areas

Japan's main islands brace for powerful typhoon

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:24 PM

The monster storm hit the southern Okinawan islands over the weekend and is now moving towards the main Kyushu and Honshu islands

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 6: reports

Oct 07, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The death toll from a typhoon that pounded Japan this week has risen to 6 while 5 other people including 2 US serviceman remain missing

A businessman is struggling with his umbrella broken by wind, against heavy rain in Tokyo, Japan, 06 October 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Typhoon Phanfone makes landfall in central Japan

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED The storm has already left 4 people dead or missing including three US military officials according to Japanese police and coast guards

NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon Phanfone and its large eye in the western Pacific Ocean on Friday, Oct. 3 at 1:55 UTC. Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Typhoon Halong heads for Japan

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:07 PM

Halong was expected to reach Japan s mainland by the weekend about a month after Typhoon Neoguri killed several people and left a trail of destruction in the country s south

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Halong on August 6 at 12:30 a.m. EDT as powerful bands of thunderstorms swirled into the center from the northwestern quadrant. NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Powerful typhoon Neoguri lashes Japan's Okinawa islands

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:22 AM

UPDATED The typhoon reportedly leaves two dead and forces more than half a million to seek shelter as the region s worst storm in years damages buildings downed trees and brings air and sea traffic to a halt

NEOGURI. Vessels are moored at a port to take shelter from Typhoon Neoguri in Itoman, on the island of Okinawa, Japan, 08 July 2014. Hitoshi Maeshiro/EPA

Japan typhoon toll at 17, dozens still missing

Oct 16, 2013 - 4:54 PM

3rd UPDATE Typhoon Wipha dubbed the strongest in a decade has caused landslides that buried houses as it churned past an island just south of Tokyo on October 16

TYPHOON WIPHA. Typhoon Wipha as seen in this satellite image by the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), 16 Oct 2013. Image courtesy JTWC

Once-in-a-decade typhoon heads for Japan nuclear plant

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED Typhoon Wipha packing winds of up to 144 kilometers 89 miles per hour near its center was in the Pacific south of Japan early Tuesday

TYPHOON WIPHA. Typhoon Wipha as seen in this satellite image by the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), 15 Oct 2013. Image courtesy JTWC

Japan tells 300,000 households to evacuate as typhoon hits

Sep 16, 2013 - 2:53 PM

The typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi Aichi prefecture shortly before 8 am 7 am Manila time packing gusts of up to 162 kilometers 100 miles per hour

MAN-YI ARRIVES. Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on September 16, 2013. AFP / Yoshikazu Tsuno

Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:22 AM

UPDATED It was on a direct course to hit southern parts of the main island Honshu Monday morning possibly around 9 am local time in Shizuoka prefecture

MIGHTY MAN-YI. NASA's Terra satellite observed two vortices circling a larger center of newborn Tropical Storm Man-yi on Sept. 13 at 01:15 UTC. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Powerful typhoon on course to hit Japan's Okinawa

Sep 16, 2012 - 8:38 AM

Sanba packs winds of up to 270 kilometres 170 miles per hour

Forecast map of Typhoon Sanba issued Issued at 23:50 UTC, 15 September 2012. Image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency.