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Typhoon death toll climbs to 72, as scope of damage spreads

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Japanese rescuers on Tuesday raced against the clock to locate 14 people still missing after a catastrophic typhoon over the weekend killed at least 72 others and paralyzed numerous areas with flooding. Those unaccounted for in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis, a storm that brought record-breaking rainfall to huge swathes… Read

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Tokyo ward barred homeless from evacuation shelters during typhoon

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Typhoon Hagibis hit the central area of Japan hard on the weekend, thrashing through Shizuoka, Tokyo, and northern Japan and dumping torrential rains in the area. In the wake of the violent-level typhoon, flooding outside the city is widespread, leaving dozens dead, many missing, and many more injured. Yet the coming of… Read

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Typhoon death toll rises to 66 as hopes for 15 missing fade

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The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. Fifteen people remain missing nearly three days after… Read

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Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine

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Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka rank among the world's best 10 large cities -- with the Japanese capital topping the list for a fourth successive year -- according to U.S. luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. It is the first time three Japanese cities have made the top 10,… Read

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Student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

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A Japanese student aced an assignment on ninja culture by making her own invisible ink from soybeans in a stealthy move that impressed her professor. Eimi Haga, a member of Mie University's ninja club, turned in an essay on a visit to a museum about the nimble assassins with an… Read

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Typhoon victims felt worst was over; then floods came

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After the worst of Typhoon Hagibis passed over this town north of Tokyo, Kazuo Saito made sure there was no water outside his house and went to bed. He woke up a few times throughout the night to check, but by the time he woke for good on Sunday morning,… Read

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2 more found dead on sunken cargo ship in Tokyo Bay

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Two more crew members of a Panamanian cargo ship were found dead Monday after the vessel sank late Saturday in Tokyo Bay, where it was anchored as Typhoon Hagibis approached, the Japan Coast Guard said. Five others among the 12-member crew of the 1,925-ton Jia De were previously found dead,… Read

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Typhoon death toll rises to 40 as search-and-rescue operations continue

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Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 40 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left… Read

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Nursery for disabled children helps moms return to work

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Three-year-old Asahi Watanabe, who was born with a genetic disease that requires the use of a feeding tube for hydration, receives childcare from a nursery staff at his Tokyo home -- unusual for Japan where family members of disabled children are often called upon to provide them with the attention… Read

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Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon

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Canada missed their chance to play their final Rugby World Cup match due to a powerful typhoon, but the team stayed in Kamaishi in northeastern Japan on Sunday to help out local residents with their cleanup efforts. Canada were aiming for their first win of the tournament in their game… Read

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