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Japan faces 'frequent' disasters as flood toll reaches 200

Jul 12 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan Japan risks more severe weather and must find ways to alleviate disasters, a government spokesman said on Thursday, as intense heat and water shortages raised fear of disease among survivors of last week's floods and landslides. | Video

Japan struggles to get help to victims of worst floods in decades

Jul 11 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed at least 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims. | Video

Japan PM visits flood disaster zone, promises help as new warnings issued

Jul 11 2018

KUMANO, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited flood-stricken parts of Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years reached 176 and health concerns rose amid scorching heat and the threat of new floods. | Video

Rescuers search for survivors after Japan floods kill at least 126

Jul 09 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble early on Tuesday, racing to find survivors after torrential rain that began last week unleashed floods and landslides that killed up to 130 people, with dozens missing. | Video

Torrential rains kill at least 88 in western Japan

Jul 08 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city of Kurashiki. | Video

Tearful Japan fans crushed by last-gasp loss to Belgium

Jul 02 2018

TOKYO Japanese soccer fans fought back tears and wondered what could have been after a last-gasp goal by Belgium crushed their dreams of a historic World Cup quarter-final berth in heartbreaking fashion.

Tearful Japan fans crushed by last-gasp loss to Belgium

Jul 02 2018

TOKYO Japanese soccer fans fought back tears and wondered what could have been after a last-gasp goal by Belgium crushed their dreams of a historic World Cup quarter-final berth in heartbreaking fashion.

Mongolian-born wrestler turned Japanese to get to grips with sumo

Jul 19 2017

NAGOYA, Japan The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo "stable" in the Japanese city of Nagoya, as 11 gigantic wrestlers wearing only loincloths take turns throwing each other out of a ring of sand. | Video

Japan rescuers continue search as more rain forecast, at least 18 dead: NHK

Jul 09 2017

ASAKURA, Japan Japanese rescuers continued their search for victims of freak rains that have triggered floods and landslides in southwest Japan and left at least 18 people dead and hundreds of others displaced, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. | Video

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

Jul 08 2017

ASAKURA Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.

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