Typhoon Noru kills 2 in western Japan
NHK -- Aug 06
People in western Japan are bracing for another violent storm. Typhoon Noru is bringing powerful winds and heavy rain. Two people have died, and 12 others have been injured.

The Meteorological Agency says Noru is slowly moving northeast.

Officials say the western region of Kyushu could receive more than 80 millimeters per hour of rain through Sunday night.

The agency warns of floods, mudslides, violent winds, and high waves.

Evacuation advisories are in place for more than 180,000 households in the region.

Kyushu Electric Power says more than 15,000 households in Kagoshima were without electricity on Sunday morning.

Noru has also forced the cancellation of many transportation services in Kyushu.

In Kagoshima a 67-year-old man died after falling in strong winds. Another man who was 84 was found dead at a dock. Police believe he fell when trying to check on his boat.

台風5号はゆっくりと北上を続け、九州南部の沿岸に沿って北上し、早ければ7日の朝、四国に上陸する恐れがあります。 台風5号は現在、鹿児島県大隅地方の沿岸付近にあって、ゆっくりと北上しています。この後、台風は九州南部の沿岸に沿って北上し、早ければ朝、四国に上陸する恐れがあります。

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
Jul 21
Severe tropical storm Ampil is moving toward Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa, bringing strong winds and high waves. (NHK)
Jul 21
Japan's health ministry says the average life expectancies for men and women hit record highs in 2017. (NHK)
Jul 21
The proportion of women with children who said they were employed stood at a record high of 70.8 pct in 2017, exceeding 70 pct for the first time, a survey by the labor ministry showed Friday. (Jiji)
Jul 21
Severe heat continues across much of Japan. (NHK)
Jul 21
Japan's Diet enacted a bill into law on integrated resorts, which include casinos, despite persistent objections from opposition parties. (NHK)
Jul 21
The Japan Coast Guard says the latest volcanic eruption on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean is continuing. (NHK)
Jul 20
Public prosecutors indicted Kobe Steel Ltd. <5406> on Thursday for violating the unfair competition prevention law, over the falsification of quality data on aluminum, copper and other products at its factories. (Jiji)
Jul 20
Japanese Princess Mako arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday on the first leg of her official visit to Brazil. (Jiji)
Jul 19
Temperatures rose further across Japan excluding northern regions on Wednesday, exceeding 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in five years, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Jiji)
Jul 19
The Diet, Japan's parliament, on Wednesday passed into law a bill to strengthen restrictions on smoking in public places in the fight against secondhand smoke. (Jiji)