Japan is currently refusing entry to non-Japanese people who have been to any of over 150 designated countries across the world within the past 14 days, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and most European countries (including the UK), except to residents of Japan or under special circumstances. this typhoon really stretched Japan’s safety measures. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below. Minato-ku The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a big impact on tourism in Japan. Under the plan through fiscal 2025 approved by the cabinet, a total of 123 disaster reduction projects will be implemented including repairs to schools and roads. Jesse Katayama of Japan planned to tour the 15th century Inca citadel in March before it closed due to COVID-19. The total cost… The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures. And flood waters are much much more deadly than 99% of people know!!! Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. The epicenter of the earthquake was 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai, the northeastern part of Japan. Japan Problem solved for Tokyo. Just saw a house collapse into the river in Nagano early this morning. The Japan News partners with inkl The Japan News has partnered with media startup inkl, a news service that curates articles from the world’s leading publishers for users to read on mobile devices. I feel extremely sad for this poor woman. What I saw from the video on TV it sure looked like a tornado. There are three column topics … Pay attention!!! Some areas isolated and situation unconfirmed. About ten of them have been flooded and damaged and will be out of services for many months. At the time of the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011, Reactors 4, 5, and 6 were shut down in preparation for re-fueling.   No-entry zones are currently maintained at the following prominent volcanoes: Sign in and subscribe for the latest Japan travel news and updates. Many will not be able to repair. Those Shinkansen trains cost $28 billion each. The event began with a powerful earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, which initiated a series of large … Tornados are sometimes spawned due to typhoons. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. Certainly an experience I wouldn’t like to repeat, and we came out of it more or less unscathed. I am sad for the people who died and suffered in this natural disaster. Japan faces another Fukushima disaster crisis A plan to dump a million tonnes of radioactive water from the Fukushima disaster off Japan is alarming local people. Terrible news. Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. It is currently undecided when regular tourists will again be able to enter the country, but it is unlikely to happen in considerable numbers before autumn 2021 after the end of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Abandoned farm lands become more fragile, there will be even more landslides and floodings in the next years. Email: editor@japantoday.com Likewise, there are many countries that refuse entry to people arriving from Japan or require travelers arriving from Japan to undergo a quarantine. Japan has adopted a five-year plan starting next April to accelerate anti-disaster measures across the country such as improving aging infrastructure. “The Japan Meteorological Agency had issued the highest warning on its one-to-five scale for Tokyo and the prefectures of Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Niigata and Fukushima.”. It also showed the flaws. Curious. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will not be able to run a full service until they are put back into service. 16 children severely injured and 3 deaths in the stabbing rampage Kawasaki Park Japan May 28, 2019 Today, 28th of May, 2019 another tragedy involving children has occurred in Tama Ward, Kawasaki City, Japan after 16 elementary school children were stabbed and injured in the morning while waiting for their school bus to get them to the Caritas Elementary School(カリタス小学校). Doesn't Japan Today know a little more about these deaths? +Sonae provides advice via easy-to-understand-illustrations and articles that can be accessed via the Yurekuru Call app. Japan flooding death toll nears 60 as 'unprecedented' rain batters main island Rescue operations have been hampered by the rains, flooding, and mudslides :( I think first responders should be better prepared next time. I feel for these people because most will be camping there during the Winter months. A day after Typhoon Hagibis lashed Tokyo and other areas in … People are struggling to shovel the heavy wet fine mud from their homes. Inside the cities, public transportation has never been greatly affected; however, airlines and long-distance bus companies have considerably cut their services, and seasonal and tourist trains have been suspended, although services have been increased again. Stay safe everyone. Terrible as it is, I wish the media would say how it is the worst typhoon to hit mainland Japan in sixty years, as Okinawa, notably Miyako island has had stronger ones pummel it, even last year Number 24 in terms of winds was stronger. Most events and festivals nationwide have been cancelled or postponed. Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say. ... said Kyodo news agency. Stay safe in flooded areas, keep away from steep inclines etc. Gogogo, there was a tornado in Chiba as well as. Just imagine the terror when you feel grateful and relieved and then they drop you and you are falling to your death. The scenes of whole communities of houses one-floor or more deep in river water make me want to weep. Death tolls in modern countries usually some general details. See each page for more details. That makes its standard of living lower than the United States or Germany. What ability ? people be safe. Ground conditions unstable in many areas. Typhoon #19 ("Hagibis") brought record-breaking rainfall and winds to central, eastern and northern Japan on October 12-13, 2019. Still disrupted are train sections near Fukuroda Falls and Bessho Onsen. People were heavily threatened by aftershocks for over 500 times, and over 16 meters high mega tsunami attacked the area. But a 77-year-old woman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, died as rescuers of the Tokyo Fire Department, trying to save her by helicopter, dropped her to the ground from an altitude of about 40 meters as they failed to attach a hanger to the harness that she was in, it said. Most tourist attractions in Japan were closed in April and May; however since late May, a large number of them have reopened. However, they still have to go through a time-consuming application procedure, submit a schedule of activities, install a coronavirus contact tracing app and not use public transportation for two weeks after arrival. and the clean up has not started yet. Sad for the folks downstream when the rivers crested. Restrictions on businesses have been lifted. In terms of climate and natural disasters, Japan has it hard. Shocking pictures. Due to a recent rise in infection numbers, especially around Sapporo, Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya, the local governments of some badly affected areas have again started to ask residents to avoid unnecessary outings and to request alcohol-serving establishments to close early. I tell my friends who come to Japan!!! However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling. That’s only a partial list. Abe's words are like whispers in the wind. No matter what Abe says or does he's criticized here. Little damage, and no flooding. At least 33 people died and dozens were injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. Now, they import 70%. I’ve been through many typhoons over the past 15 years here and this, at least in my area, seemed minuscule. In March 2011 a devastating tsunami destroyed the coastline of north Japan. Anyway, soon get things cleared up, and running again. Higashi-Azabu IS bldg, 4F ©2020 GPlusMedia Inc. Very heavy rain throughout yesterday, Karuizawa got over 310mm! This is terrible. Energy experts inspect TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April 2013 as part of a mission to review Japan's plans to decommission the facility. Widespread flooding in Nagano now. A minute-by-minute look at the quake that devastated Japan. Abe [...] could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Honestly I didn’t even really notice anything in my area, Itabashi-Ku. The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. Cars thrown 100 meters. No power outages, just stayed home all day watching Netflix like any normal rainy day. Furthermore, Japan is temporarily suspending visa exemptions with many countries, making it necessary for visitors to apply for a visa before traveling to Japan. People need every penny after this, and the long term effects have yet to come. I learned a lot about them last year! "That Japan was so "overreacting" in their preparations! Tel: +81 3 5561 7755 No toppled trees, no damage to my apartment, nothing. Japan earthquake and tsunami, severe natural disaster that occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and killed at least 20,000 people. :( I can't even find the words for that. This is really gross. After the last two years....BETTER SAFE than SORRY. My most sincere prayers are with you all! Background. I would like to help. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant comprised six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE) and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). I express heartful sympathy to everybody who suffered by the typhoon. Though, Shelves in the local Supermarkets were almost bare again today. So that they can buy daily necessities. On Oct 17, 1992, recalls the Sankei Shimbun (Oct 10), the 16-year-old exchange student from Nagoya, on his way to a Halloween party, was mistakenly dropped off at … The scale of the damage is mind-boggling; large swathes of central, eastern and northern Japan. That will be difficult to manage to put tax down only in the area affected. But it's higher than its Asian competitor, China. The typhoon caused flooding, landslides and loss of life in several regions, especially in the Kanto Region around Tokyo, the eastern Chubu Region, and the eastern Tohoku Region. WELLINGTON New Zealand on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption on White Island that killed 22 people, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the tragic event as "devastating" for the country. Iwate and Miyagi Prefecture got d… Damn, was hoping my apartment was gone... Pos it is. I guess other areas were not as fortunate. I feel really sorry for those who lost their lives or loved ones, all the people who have been flooded out of their homes. Costliest natural disaster in recorded world history, estimated at up to $235 billion by the … Japan news and opinion. JapanToday What does it take to be a real disaster?! Twenty years have passed since Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. That's dramatic for the little farmers, which are often retired people doing it to complement their pension. A few sightseeing spots are still affected. All restrictions on inter-prefectural travel were lifted on June 19, and in late July the Go To Travel campaign was started to encourage tourism, offering residents of Japan a 50% cost reduction on domestic travel into 2021. Meaningless. More and more instances of rivers having overflowed their banks or broken levees have come to light. Some very serious damage and loss of life. Japan is a first world country, yet every year hundreds of people die from natural disasters and the government spends so much money on defense against enemies that don't exist. He could show some mettle and lower the tax rate back to 8% or less. Below is a list of major tourist attractions and their current state of business in some of the more popular destinations in our sightseeing guide: Tokyo Government Building observation decks (reopened 7/1), Guided tours of the Imperial Palace (reopened 6/2), Koishikawa Botanical Garden (reopened 8/4), Institute for Nature Study (reopened 6/1), Sightseeing cruises on Lake Ashinoko (reopened 6/1), Subaru Line toll road to the 5th Station (reopened 6/15), Yamazaki Whisky Distillery (closed indefinitely), Asahi Beer Suita Brewery (closed indefinitely), Historic Village of Hokkaido (reopened 5/26), Okurayama Ski Jump and the Winter Sports Museum (reopened 6/1), Several facilities at Moerenuma Park (reopened 6/1), Art installations on Inujima Island (reopened 6/1), Art installations on Teshima Island (reopened 7/11), Nagasaki Museum of History (reopened 5/25), Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (reopened 5/25), Okinawa Prefectural Museum (reopened 9/6). 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