Category - Japan


Eastern Japan:Snow: Flights Canceled, Trains Delayed Snow delayed train services and disrupted flights in Japan as Tokyo was blanketed by the first snowfall of the season. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a gale and snow advisory for central Tokyo, with seven centimeters (2.8 inches) of snow already fallen in the city, Kenji Okada, a forecaster for the agency, said by […]


Rare Tornado Strkes near Tokyo Earlier today (May 6, 2012), a rare tornado struck near Tokyo, Japan. The tornado was reported 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Tokyo, in the city of Tsukuba. The thunderstorm that produced the tornado also triggered strong winds, cloud-to-ground lightning, and hail. The tornado picked up vehicles and tossed them like toys. Roofs were […]


Japan: Earthquake

e-travel alerts: Today, at 9:08 UTC, Japan experienced an earthquake in the 6.8 magnitude, 235 km, 146 miles) south of Kushiro, Hokkaido. Another 6.1 quake followed almost 2 hours after striking off the coast of eastern Chiba. Authorities issued a Tsunami Advisory for the northeast coast of Honshu. A 20-centimeter wave which struck around 210 […]


Typhoon Roke to disrupt flights Sep 20: HIGH winds and storm surges from Typhoon Roke will delay and cancel flights at Japanese international airports in Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka/Kyoto (Kansai) and Nagoya (Centrair) tomorrow. The eye of the storm is due to come on land just south of Osaka around midday on Wednesday, continuing on to the northeast. […]


Weather watch: Tropical Storm Talas moving north toward Japan Aug 29, 5:20 am: …….as of Monday, EDT, Tropical Storm Talas was centered near 23.8 north and 140.1 east, or about 820 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. The storm was drifting northward at 2 mph. Maximum-sustained winds were near 65 mph with gusts as high as 80 mph. Talas is expected to continue moving […]


Update: Typhoon Ma-on

AccuWeather: Jul 18, 2011; 7:18 AM ET Typhoon Ma-On, nearly packing the strength of a Category 2 hurricane, continues to threaten Japan. Landfall in southern Japan is a distinct possibility as early as Tuesday local time and recent data continues to indicate that dangerous conditions are expected for region. Maximum winds in Ma-On are at […]