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2 dead as Japan orders 870,000 to flee heavy rains

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:43 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Nearly a million more people are advised to leave their homes after the country's weather agency raised the alert to its highest level for parts of northern Kyushu

HEAVY RAINS. Pedestrians walk in floodwaters after heavy rains outside Saga station in the southwestern city of Saga on August 28, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The Japan Meteorological Agency warns that life-threatening landslides are possible

RAINS. A train stops at a station during a heavy rain in Kagoshima on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

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Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing

PRAYER. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) and Ehime Prefecture Governor Tokihiro Nakamura (L) offer a silent prayer for disaster victims in Seiyo City, Ehime prefecture on July 13, 2018. Photo from Japan pool via Jiji Press/AFP

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:17 AM

With around 60 people still feared missing, local authorities say they will continue searching house by house looking for survivors, or victims

SEARCH. A member of Maritime Self Defense Forces searches for missing persons at a flood damage site in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture on July 12, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) The crisis is the deadliest weather-related disaster in over 3 decades, and has sparked national grief

RESCUE. This picture taken on July 9, 2018 shows a survivor being rescued from his house in the Mabicho district in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, some three days after flooding caused by rains devastated parts of Japan. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Official death toll from record Japan rains rises to 75

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The toll is expected to rise significantly, with local media already putting the number of fatalities at 90

DISASTER. A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

44 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Japan's local media put the death toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise further

Japan flood death toll rises to 30

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Thousands of police soldiers and rescue workers are searching for 19 people who remain unaccounted for according to local officials

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters but many remain stranded

This video screenshot provided by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers have been fighting through thick mud and battling rain to search for missing and stranded people with more than 500 believed to still be cut off

FLASH FLOODS. View of a house damaged after flash floods hit Asakura, Fukuoka prefecture, in Japan on July 6, 2017. Photo by AFP

Rescuers scramble to find missing after Japan floods

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Thousands of rescuers are fighting through thick mud and battling the rain to search for missing and stranded people with more than 1 100 believed to be cut off according to public broadcaster NHK

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:09 AM

4th UPDATE Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

This video screenshot provided by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Death toll rises to 7 after Japan flood

Sep 13, 2015 - 12:13 PM

2nd UPDATE Rescuers continue their search for more than a dozen still missing

Electric poles are bent after the Kinugawa River burst its banks on 10 September due to heavy rain generated by typhoon Etau in Joso city, Ibaraki prefecture, north-east of Tokyo, Japan, 11 September 2015. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

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Sep 11, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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No Filipinos harmed in Japan floods – PH envoy

Sep 11, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez says at least 15 Filipinos in Ibaraki prefecture have been evacuated to safer locations

EVACUATION. Rescue workers transport evacuees in a rubber boat through floodwaters at Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo on September 10, 2015. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP photo

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Sep 11, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Japan in urgent search for missing after deadly floods

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:04 AM

3rd UPDATE Two rivers burst their banks and at least 25 people are missing after heavy rains continued to pound the country

FLOOD IN JOSO CITY. A military helicopter arrives before landing on the roof of a flooded shopping center to rescue people in Joso City, Ibaraki prefecture, on September 11, 2015. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Hundreds trapped as floods sweep Japan

Sep 10, 2015 - 9:02 PM

UPDATED At least 12 people are missing after being swept away when the levee on the Kinugawa river gave way flooding an area that reports say spanned 32 square kilometers and included 6 500 homes

RESCUE. A local resident is rescued by a helicopter of the Gound Self Defense Force in a flooded area in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, on September 10, 2015. AFP Photo/Jiji Press

Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

Sep 10, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Japan Meteorological Agency issues special warnings for Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures north of Tokyo urging vigilance against mudslides and flooding

EVACUATION. Rescue workers transport evacuees in a rubber boat through floodwaters at Oyama in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo on September 10, 2015. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP photo

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