WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.Erin Popovich died Wednesday at 67, the team said. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported.LeBron James, who was playing Game 2 of Cleveland's first-round series against Indiana, was visibly upset when told after the game."Obviously, I'm a huge Pop fan. I love Pop. That's such a tragedy," James said during his postgame interview on TNT. "My best wishes go out to Pop and his family. That's devastating news."The NBA family, we all stick together. I know we compete every night. But something like this happens, it puts everything in perspective."Popovich is the current Olympic men's basketball coach. James calls him a "mastermind of the game" and has said he'd consider playing for the U.S. team under Popovich at the 2020 Tokyo Games after skipping the Rio Olympics.Popovich has coached San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. San … [Read more...] about NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife
People wait for train service to resume following an earthquake in Osaka, Monday, June 16, 2018. A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. (Junko Ozaki/Kyodo News via AP)People wait for the resumption of train service which was suspended following an earthquake, at Nijo station, Kyoto, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage including broken glass and concrete. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)Schoolchildren take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage including broken glass and concrete. (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP)Scattered objects lie in the room of a damaged house in Suita, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, … [Read more...] about 4 dead, more than 300 injured in 6.1 earthquake in Japan
A HUGE earthquake has wreaked havoc on Osaka, causing walls to crumble and fires to start across the Japanese port city. Here's everything you need to know about the disaster, the latest to hit the earthquake-prone country. Where is Osaka? The large port city in central Japan is the capital of Osaka prefecture. Located in the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area in the Kansai region of Japan, it is the second largest city in the country by daytime population. According to a 2015 census the city has around 2.6million inhabitants. What magnitude was the earthquake and how many people were killed? The earthquake hit Osaka on the morning of June 18, 2018, with a 6.1 magnitude on Japan's quake scale - a level that makes it difficult to remain standing. Three people were killed in the devastation, and at least 300 people were injured. A nine-year-old girl died when she was knocked down by a concrete wall at her elementary school. A man in his 80s also died when a concrete wall collapsed. … [Read more...] about Japan earthquake – where is Osaka, what magnitude was the quake and how many people were killed?
World Japan A Japanese worker caught taking lunch three minutes early on 26 occasions over a seven month period was punished by his bosses who then held a televised news conference to apologize for his “deeply regrettable” behavior. The bizarre incident highlights Japan’s ruthless attitude to work at a time when the country is trying to change its culture after a number of deaths and suicides linked to what is called “karoshi,” or death by overwork. For his transgression of leaving to buy a lunchtime bento at 11:57 a.m. instead of noon, the allotted time his hour-long break begins each day, the unnamed 64-year-old official at the Kobe City Waterworks Bureau had half a day’s pay docked, The Japan Times reported. At a press conference called over what happened, waterworks bureau executives bowed deeply in apology. They said he had broken a public service law obliging officials to concentrate on their work. Recommended Slideshows 51 In … [Read more...] about Japanese Worker Who Took Lunch Three Minutes Early Punished, Shamed In TV Apology