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Typhoon 19 ‘Hagibis’ Aftermath – Damage Reports Updates

Note: these damage reports are true and final at the time of writing this article (October 17th) As typhoon season was ending and Japan was slowly crossing into autumn, a monster storm on the horizon raised concerns as never before in Tokyo. The typhoon no.19, also known as “Hagibis” (meaning “speed” in Tagalog), was considered…

The Sewer System Keeping Tokyo Dry

It’s well known that Japan’s population is gradually growing older, as the birth rate falls and the healthcare industry shifts to accommodate the aging population of the country. The country is also experiencing changes in population density, as the population of rural areas decline as people move to large city areas. Tokyo is no exception…

Ashio Copper Mine: Brief History into the Destruction and Turmoil it Created

Over some decades ago, production by mining was considered so important that addressing the pollution problem it caused was set aside. This was the case with “Ashio Copper Mine”, once considered the best mining site in Japan in the 1600s. However, later on, it became a major site of pollution in the 1800s causing several…

5 Natural Dangers in Japan You Should Be Aware Of

With Japan’s murder and crime rate being incredibly low, Japan is often named one of the safest countries in the world. Despite having a more or less peaceful population, there are other dangers luring in the land of the rising sun: it’s natural disasters! Judging from that point of view of “shizen saigai” (自然災害, natural…