October 20, 2015
CABANATUAN, Philippines--A storm finally blew away from the main northern Philippine island Oct. 20, after leaving at least 20 dead over the weekend and forcing 70,000...
October 09, 2015
JOSO, Ibaraki Prefecture--Hundreds of residents remain in evacuation centers while reconstruction work continues at a sluggish pace one month after a typhoon-triggered flood...
September 15, 2015
JOSO, Ibaraki Prefecture--The 15 remaining people reported missing in flooding here have been confirmed safe, five days after the embankment of the Kinugawa river collapsed in...
September 13, 2015
As the death toll continues to rise from flooding in eastern Japan, the floodwaters are also threatening the nation’s major rice production area in Miyagi Prefecture, raising ...
September 12, 2015
Eight-year-old twins reported missing when floodwaters inundated the city of Joso in Ibaraki Prefecture have been found alive, reducing the number of people unaccounted for...
September 12, 2015
Record-breaking rains caused enormous damage to wide areas in eastern Japan. In Ibaraki and Miyagi prefectures, river embankments overflowed and burst, causing massive muddy...
September 11, 2015
A poem written by Chinese poet Su Shi (1037-1101) of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) is about the swollen Spring River threatening to flood homes while the rain continues to...
September 10, 2015
Record-setting downpours in Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures led to heavy flooding with dramatic rescue scenes played out on TV of helicopters airlifting people to safety as...
January 08, 2015
Misawa Homes Co. has developed a sheet that can be installed at the entrance to a building to reduce water inflow during torrential downpours, the company announced.
October 13, 2014
The most powerful typhoon of the year made landfall on the morning of Oct. 13 and threatened to hammer a wide part of western and eastern Japan over the next 24 hours.
October 06, 2014
Typhoon No. 18 tore through the Kanto region on Oct. 6 after killing at least four people, leaving seven missing and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.
September 17, 2014
KYOTO--The Arashiyama district here held its first large-scale drill for flooding on Sept. 16, one year after Typhoon No. 18 caused extensive damage in the popular tourist area.
September 16, 2013
Three people were confirmed dead after Typhoon No. 18 drenched much of the main Japanese island on Sept. 16.
July 08, 2013
It's steadily getting a lot wetter in Japan, and there's more to come.
July 05, 2013
Companies have developed lighter water bars and sandbags to mitigate the heavy lifting involved in preventing homes and factories from being flooded in typhoons and downpours.
June 22, 2013
GOVINDGHAT, India--Soldiers were working to evacuate tens of thousands of people still stranded on June 22 in northern India where nearly 600 people have been killed in monsoon ...
January 22, 2013
NEW DELHI--New vehicle sales in both Thailand and Indonesia topped 1 million units for the first time in 2012.
January 17, 2013
JAKARTA--Heavy monsoon rain triggered severe flooding in large swathes of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Jan. 17, bringing the city to a halt with many government offices...
October 30, 2012
CHACHOENGSAO PROVINCE, Thailand--Japanese automakers are increasing production in Thailand as the country has rebounded from devastating floods last year and heightened...
September 11, 2012
SEOUL--Impoverished North Korea has accepted an offer of aid from rival South Korea after devastating summer floods, the South said on Sept. 10, the first time the new...