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...
August 07, 2012
HANOI -- Vietnam says it will donate 5,000 tons of rice to flood-stricken North Korea.
July 30, 2012
SEOUL -- Widespread flooding in North Korea appeared to worsen on July 30 after 24 hours of torrential rain hit the impoverished state which even in times of good harvest is...
July 29, 2012
SEOUL -- Severe flooding across North Korea has killed 88 people and left tens of thousands homeless, state media reported late on July 28, threatening to make the...
July 16, 2012
Most of the quarter-million people forced to flee massive flooding in southwest Japan were able to return home by July 16, but weather officials warned the danger had not fully ...
May 12, 2012
Looming power shortages and the prolonged sovereign debt crisis in Europe are overshadowing corporate Japan’s hopes for a V-shaped earnings recovery for the current fiscal...
May 12, 2012
Thailand’s economy in 2012 will rebound from the severe flooding last year, with a robust 7-percent growth rate “very much seeable,” Thai Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt...
March 05, 2012
BANGKOK -- Bangkok's Don Muang airport, which is used by private planes, budget airlines and freight carriers, formally reopened on March 5 after being forced to close in late...
February 14, 2012
BANGKOK--Japanese investment in Thailand has continued to rise despite last year’s devastating floods, the head of the Thai government’s Board of Investment (BOI) said on...
January 26, 2012
Electronics giant NEC Corp. said Jan. 26 it will slash 10,000 jobs in Japan and abroad and forecast a net loss of 100 billion yen (about $1.3 billion) for the business year...