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Posted in: Typhoon death toll rises to 40 as search-and-rescue operations continue See in context

The heartbreak grows. NHK now giving figures as 56 dead, 15 missing, 200+ injured, 37 rivers flooded in 51 locations.

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Posted in: Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon See in context

“Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts”

“About 15 players and officials made the most of their strength and physicality for nearly two hours under the sun.”

Not to downplay the niceness of their gesture, which is very appreciated, but is the Canadian team that small? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say “Members of Canada’s rugby team...”?

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

The toll of dead and missing continues to climb. More and more instances of rivers having overflowed their banks or broken levees have come to light. People are struggling to shovel the heavy wet fine mud from their homes. Many are without transportation as their cars were flooded/washed away. Many have no power.

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Posted in: Japan-Scotland Rugby World Cup game to go ahead See in context

Lots of people on various threads over the last few days have been blowing a lot of hot air about poor organization, lack of contingency plans, matches should be moved, postponed, yadda yadda. However the rules, easily found on the official homepage clearly state: “Cancelled Matches: Where a pool Match cannot be commenced on the day in which it is scheduled, it shall not be postponed to thefollowing day, and shall be considered as cancelled. In such situations, the result shall be declared a draw andTeams will be allocated two Match points each and no score registered. For the avoidance of doubt, no bonuspoints will be awarded.”

So all the people complaining were expecting the Japanese organizers to break the rules?

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Posted in: Japan-Scotland Rugby World Cup game to go ahead See in context

“It was held in the middle of typhoon season”

Except that it wasn’t.

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

Latest figures are nine confirmed deaths and 22 missing. Some areas isolated and situation unconfirmed. Just saw a house collapse into the river in Nagano early this morning.

Ground conditions unstable in many areas.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Cracaphat, “In the end,all's well that ends well.”

Maybe it’s ended in your tiny world, but some areas are still under heavy rain or mudslide warnings, searches for bodies of the many missing are on-going, people are dealing with flooded and damaged homes and businesses....

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

“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.”

That’s only a partial list. The level five warning was also issued for Ibaraki, Tochigi, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Level five (highest) heavy rain warning for Iwate Pre.

Flooding reported in parts of Saitama Pre.

Power out in various areas

Be aware that even after a heavy rain warning is lifted, there can still be a danger from mudslides, flash floods. And such depending on your location.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Man swept away by river in Sendai, Miyagi. Entire city of Iwaki, Fukushima under evacuation order, dam there is releasing water. SDF assistance has been requested in Nagano and elsewhere.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Flooding of Tamakawa river in Setagaya ward, Tokyo.

Also flooding in Sano City, and possibly other areas in Tochigi Prefecture.

People dead and missing in mudslide in Tomioka, Gunma.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Jimizo, Thanks, wish I could do more and more timely but am a bit too busy at the moment. Posting bits that might help someone somewhere helps relieve the tension as we wait days watching typhoons do their destruction as they work their way towards us up here in the north.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Fifth (highest) level heavy rain emergency warnings now extended to wider area: Tokyo and Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi, Nagano, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Fukushima, Miyagi and Niigata prefectures.

Dams in Kanazawa Pre (Sagamihara) and Fukushima Pre (Iwaki City area) have or will shortly Do emergency release water. Other dams may do likewise so exercise extreme caution if you are in the path of one.

Several people have already lost their lives, please be careful.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

“yep, I’ve been hitting that up. I meant more like an English twitter feed with live updates as to what areas should evacuate/where to etc.”

My (smallish and in Tohoku) city has a twitter account (with a link to it on the city hall’s official homepage), and nowadays I’d think many if not most cities do. However, it’s only in Japanese....

Anyway, good luck and stay safe!

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

NewTigers,

“Really hard to find decent live information in English.”

Have you tried NHK World? It’s got a grab bag of information. I don’t need the English so don’t pay much attention to English sources, maybe someone else has something better?

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

For those in areas subject to evacuation warnings or orders remember you should go to an evacuation center earlier, rather than later, preferably in the daylight. OR if you judge it too dangerous to make your way to an evacuation center, try to get as high up as possible in as sturdy a building as possible. If you are in a location that might be in danger of landslide, try to be on the opposite side of the building from the side a landslide might come from, as high as possible.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued heavy rain emergency warnings for many parts of central and eastern Japan. The warnings are at the highest level on the agency's five-step scale. The affected areas are: Shizuoka Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

cracaphat,

“To be fair,the worry of the typhoon is really only for the Kanto area”

Tell it to the people whose homes have been flooded in Mie and Shizuoka Prefectures, neither of which are in Kanto. I’m sure they’ll be relieved to know.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Flooding and power outages in parts of Mie and Shizuoka Prefectures.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Cracaphat, “getting people fired up to what end?”

To the end of saving lives, minimizing injuries to people, and property damage, as well as, in the possible aftermath such as power outages decreasing the stress and deaths that might occur.

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Posted in: Leitch resumes captaincy for Japan's clash with Scotland See in context

I really really want to watch Japan vs Scotland. Hoping the match can safely be held and no power outages prevent viewing it. But if it can’t go on it will be because a lot of people are severely impacted by the weather events and they of course should be given priority.

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

You can find flooding hazard maps on the homepage of your locality.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

Go here for English and other languages:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/

During emergencies like this, on regular tv, if you turn on NHK general, and spend a few minutes viewing, you should see in the constantly cycling notices around the edges, a QR code for English and a notice to search for NHK World for English.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

“has completed an administrative step to obtain Japanese citizenship”

The article is also in error. She doesn’t need to “obtain” Japanese citizenship, she’s already a dual citizen, which is why the whole choose before turning 22 thing has even come up.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

TheLongTermer

“If she becomes Japanese,”

She doesn’t need to “become” Japanese, again, she’s had Japanese citizenship since birth.

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Posted in: When disaster strikes in the 'cashless' era, there's no substitute for old-fashioned money See in context

“a situation which a writer for Nikkan Gendai (Oct 5) inadvertently described as "shocking".”

Inadvertently? So what was it the writer meant to say?

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Posted in: Abe to meet 50 foreign guests during enthronement ceremony See in context

“Abe to meet 50 foreign guests during enthronement ceremony“

“Abe will meet the guests over four days from Oct 21, with the exception of the day of the enthronement ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 22 at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.”

Right and left hands not in communication?

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Posted in: 140 special flights to arrive in Japan for imperial ceremony See in context

expatOct. 10  05:43 pm JST

“True, that. What was that Kan was saying about making climate science sexy?”

Who?

Pukey2Today  07:28 am JST

“So, is this going to be a national public holiday on a weekday?”

The 22nd is a Tuesday and will be a national holiday this year only.

Tokyo-EngrToday  08:52 am JST

“Reflecting on all the comments the optimum solution would be to have the European dignitaries meet up in one place and charter a plane.”

Not really. Another thing royals and heads of state etc do is attend each other’s weddings and funerals. Were that chartered plane to crash there would be mass movement of royals attending all the resulting funerals and then later, the ceremonies marking the enthronements of the successors.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

The Long Termer, “She will 100% regret it in 10 years. Get the PR, never naturalize.”

She doesn’t need to naturalize, she’s had Japanese citizenship since birth.

As others have said, her life, her decision. I would be surprised if financial concerns were not part of her decision and why wouldn’t they be? But I highly doubt that, as some are implying, they were the sole factor. In any case, I wish her the best and look forward to seeing her play.

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Posted in: Thief steals $840,000 watch from Japanese man's wrist in Paris See in context

Seems this tourist didn’t follow one of the most basic pieces of advice for travelers: Don’t wear expensive jewelry or watches.

Still, I hope the thief is caught and the watch recovered.

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