Japan Daily News - 2023-08-15


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on August 15th, 2023. In today’s news, Typhoon 7 continues to wreak havoc in various parts of Japan. In Kyoto’s Maizuru City, a pedestrian bridge was washed away due to the typhoon. The impact of Typhoon 7 has also resulted in power outages and other damages across the affected areas.

Moving on to another news story, the JR Osaka Loop Line has been completely suspended since early morning due to troubles near Tsuruhashi Station. JR West Japan has been investigating the exact cause of the incident.

Now, let’s turn our attention to international news. In Hawaii, the wildfires on Maui Island have yet to be extinguished, and the search for missing individuals continues. The cause of the wildfires has not been determined, but several reputable American media outlets have reported that a severed power line due to strong winds could be a possible source of the fire.

Returning to domestic news, Typhoon 7 made landfall near Shionomisaki in Wakayama Prefecture, bringing strong winds and high tides. The Kii Peninsula and other areas are experiencing the impact of the typhoon, while developed rain clouds from the typhoon are also affecting Kanto and Chugoku regions. Nara and Tottori Prefectures have experienced intense rainfall of approximately 100 millimeters per hour. It is crucial to remain cautious of strong winds, high tides, landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, and river flooding. Seek shelter in sturdy buildings and safe locations.

As for the timing to be vigilant against the strong winds, heavy rain, and high tides, we have compiled a daily forecast.

In other news related to Typhoon 7, evacuation information has been issued by local governments in the Kinki region.

Moving on, in Tokushima Prefecture, Mima City has issued evacuation orders to 285 households and 456 individuals in the Koya Hira district due to the risk of landslides caused by Typhoon 7. The evacuation order is at level 4, which is the highest level of caution, urging everyone to evacuate from dangerous areas.

Lastly, Ueno City in Yamanashi Prefecture has lifted the evacuation order that was issued to a total of 3,212 households and 7,059 people in three districts. That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, there will be patchy rain possible with a high of 28°C and a low of 27°C. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.