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Japan's deadly summer: Floods, typhoons, earthquakes, heat

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Hands down the craziest year of weather I’ve had in Japan.

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The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years ripped off building roofs, tossed cars onto their sides and flooded one of Japan's busiest airports, forcing it to close for at least three days

Thank you (NOT) for kicking Okinawa out of Japan (again) I realize the authors have a penchant for doing this, but come on, typhoon Maria was by far stronger, a Category 5 super typhoon that blasted Miyako, Ishigaki and Yonaguni in Okinawa, that was in early July!

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Feeling pretty lucky in Tokyo this year. So far.

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This was a taste of the future. Global warming is upon us now, so better get used to it.

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This was a taste of the future. Global warming is upon us now, so better get used to it.

This is the present reality. Climate change is upon us now.

Find alternatives to burning so much oil and gas. A side benefit of reducing the power (so to speak) and control of the world's oil and gas sheikhs, czars, titans, their financial backers and the big war industries is a possible decrease in wars fought for their benefit.

Resource poor Japan should be a world leader in alternative energies.

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Touch wood, but there have been no volcanic eruptions ..or plagues of locust!

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Just wait for the freak snowstorms.

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The July paragraph says

trapped warm and humid air above the region.

Was the air humid? It didn't rain in my town for three weeks. We broke the record for July hours of sunshine by 30%. That's 30% over the previous record, not 30% over average. I've never seen as many blue skies in a Japanese summer.

As for the article as a whole, yeah, it's been a bad year. Natural disasters are the worst thing about Japan.

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Thank you (NOT) for kicking Okinawa out of Japan (again) I realize the authors have a penchant for doing this, but come on, typhoon Maria was by far stronger, a Category 5 super typhoon that blasted Miyako, Ishigaki and Yonaguni in Okinawa, that was in early July!

Jebi was stronger than Maria. Maria's Maximum sustained winds (1 min) were 260km/h, Jebi was 280km/h.

They were both Category 5 Typhoons at some point, just not necessarily when they hit land. It comes down to semantics.

Also, they are most likely referring to "mainland" Japan, but either way the article is correct. Jebi was the strongest Typhoon this season.

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This was a taste of the future. Global warming is upon us now, so better get used to it.

Better than that, let's try to miminise it.

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Unfortunately, Japan isn't the best place to live in. Japan must look for a place in mainland as diversity. In 1930s, Japan had a program to move 1 million Japanese to Northeast China. At the end of war, hundreds of thousands Japanese children and women were left in Northeast China too. At one point of history, Japan planned to move capital from Tokyo to Changchun, a city in Northeast China. However, in the past 75 years, Japan fails in securing a place in Northeast China as a diversity place. In contrast, Koreans have more influence and freedom to live and move around in China. It is time to have a long term thinking, it is time to return back to mainland, and it is time to rebuild Northeast China. In trust and in love, one Northeast Asia, one united culture, and one united people.

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That guy in the photo should claim royalties given that image has been used so much this year!

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Japan's deadly summer: Floods, typhoons, earthquakes, heat--And please don't forget my headache!

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Also, they are most likely referring to "mainland" Japan, but either way the article is correct. Jebi was the strongest Typhoon this season.

Read the article again, Jebi was NOT the strongest typhoon in 25 years, and you are wrong as when Maria hit landfall it was far stronger than Jebi when it hit.

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They were both Category 5 Typhoons 

What classification method are you using here?

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However, in the past 75 years, Japan fails in securing a place in Northeast China as a diversity place.

Yeah, there's an understatement.

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