Foster Klug Associated Press Published 11:40 AM EDT Sep 9, 2019 Pyongyang, North Korea – North Korean state media urged citizens on Monday to “fully mobilize” to rebuild after powerful Typhoon Lingling lashed the country over the weekend, with workers rebuilding electricity networks, salvaging battered crops and helping families whose homes and property were damaged. Meanwhile, a separate typhoon that blew across the Tokyo area Monday killed one person and caused dozens of injuries while disrupting rush-hour travel and knocking out power. Several railway and subway operators suspended service, and flights were canceled at Tokyo airports as Typhoon Faxai passed over Chiba, a northern suburb of the Japanese capital, before daybreak, shaking homes with strong winds and battering the area with rain. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that he had received a report of one death and of damage caused by falling trees and wind-blown objects. He said some … [Read more...] about North Korea mobilizes after typhoon as Tokyo gets hit by storm
Updated 7:02 pm PDT, Sunday, September 8, 2019 In this Sept.8, 2019, photo, people walk through heavy rain caused by typhoon in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) In this Sept.8, 2019, photo, people walk through heavy rain caused by typhoon in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 In this Sept.8, 2019, photo, people walk through heavy rain caused by typhoon in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) In this Sept.8, 2019, photo, people walk through heavy rain caused by typhoon in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) Photo: AP Typhoon blows across metropolitan Tokyo, disrupting travel 1 / 14 Back to Gallery TOKYO (AP) — A typhoon is blowing across the … [Read more...] about Typhoon blows across metropolitan Tokyo, disrupting travel
By Alex Barreira Published 8:15 pm PDT, Friday, August 16, 2019 TOKYO — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there’s the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some. Then there’s one more hurdle: getting around, or even finding a tiny space to stand on Tokyo’s famously efficient but over-stressed rail system. Japanese professor Azuma Taguchi at Chuo University has researched Tokyo’s system for years and says it’s already running at double its capacity and the Olympic crunch could push it to the breaking point. “When peak capacity is twice or three times above normal, it’s possible some people could be killed,” Taguchi said. His computer simulation predicts that the biggest wave of Olympic spectators will collide with work commuters at popular transfer … [Read more...] about Can Tokyo’s efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press Updated 8:03 am PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during the ceremony of his abdication in front of other members of the royal families and top government officials at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The 85-year-old Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday as his son Crown Prince Naruhito, left, will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday. (Japan Pool via AP) less Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during the ceremony of his abdication in front of other members of the royal families and top government officials at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The ... more Photo: ìcå˚å≥ñÁ, AP Photo: ìcå˚å≥ñÁ, AP Image 1 of / … [Read more...] about Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era
Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press Published 7:25 AM EDT Apr 30, 2019 Tokyo – Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. “Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor,” Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne, as other members of the royal family and top government officials watched. “Since ascending the throne 30 years ago, I have performed my duties as the emperor with a deep sense of trust in and respect for the people, and I consider myself most fortunate to have been able to do so. I sincerely thank the people who accepted and supported me in my role as the symbol of the state,” Akihito said in his last official duty as emperor. As he walked out of the room following his speech and officials were taking away the imperial regalia in a box, Akihito turned around, paused and bowed to the audience. … [Read more...] about Emperor gives final address before abdication as Japan marks end of era