typhoon

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…

57 Killed in Japanese Heatwave. 15,000 Deaths Expected In 2100

The last week of July marked the official end of the rainy season. This year, the rainy season that usually takes place in June, came in late. As a result, rainy days extended to most of July, with the heat and humidity associated with Japanese summers just looming around the corner. As soon as the…

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…

Prepare yourself for the typhoon season!

Japan’s crime rate is one of the lowest worldwide, despite having huge cities and millions of people. The real danger lures elsewhere. Every year, there are numerous typhoons visiting Japan, many damaging property and some even taking human lives. If you are lucky, you will experience a typhoon just as a ‘strong wind’, if in…

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…