Sep 09, 12:55 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Kyoko HASEGAWA 09/09/19 AT 12:37 AM A powerful typhoon that battered Tokyo overnight with ferocious winds killed one person, police said Monday, as halted trains caused commuter chaos and more than 100 flights were cancelled.Typhoon Faxai, packing record winds of up to 207 kilometres (129 miles) per hour, made landfall in Chiba just east of the capital before dawn, after barrelling through Tokyo Bay.The transport disruptions unleashed by the storm came less than two weeks before the start of the Rugby World Cup, and delayed the arrival of the Australian team -- a reminder that Japan's typhoon season could present challenges for organisers.Police confirmed one person was killed in the storm, a woman in her fifties who was found dead in Tokyo. Security camera footage showed she was pushed across a street and into a wall by high winds, a police spokesman said.More … [Read more...] about One dead after powerful typhoon hits Tokyo
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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)?
News / World by Press Association 15/09/2018, 12:32 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut has lashed the northern Philippines, with powerful winds and rain setting off landslides and destroying homes. The extreme weather left at least three people dead and six missing, as the storm made its way towards southern China. The most powerful typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn in Cagayan province on the north-eastern tip of Luzon island, a region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces with a history of deadly landslides. China and the Philippines agreed to postpone a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was to start on Sunday due to the onslaught, which caused nearly 150 flights, a third of them international, to be cancelled and halted sea travel. At least three people died and six others were missing in the mountain city of Baguio after … [Read more...] about At least three dead as powerful typhoon hits Philippines
News / World by Press Association 14/09/2018, 8:08 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall on the northeastern coast of the Philippines. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon island, an agricultural region of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than 5 million people are at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Centre categorises as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. There were no immediate reports of major damages or casualties in the region, where a massive evacuation from high-risk areas has been under way for the last two days. With a huge raincloud band 560 miles wide, combined with seasonal monsoon rains, the typhoon could bring heavy to intense rain that could set off landslides … [Read more...] about Philippines hit by monster typhoon Mangkhut
Mainland China suspended its visa program for tourist visits to Taiwan on Thursday, ostensibly because relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen denounced the move as an effort to apply economic pressure against the island ahead of its presidential election in January. The visas suspended were from tourists traveling alone out of 47 mainland cities, halting a highly profitable program implemented in 2011. Business travelers and tour groups are still permitted to travel to Taiwan under the new restrictions.The Chinese did not put much effort into pretending the suspension was anything more than brute-force interference in Taiwanese politics. The state-run Global Times editorialized that blockading a good 28 percent of Taiwan’s tourist industry is a fitting punishment for President Tsai’s sins against China’s “one country, two systems” doctrine (the policy in place in Hong Kong, but not Taiwan): The suspension on … [Read more...] about China Squeezes Taiwan with Tourist Travel Ban Ahead of Election