Showing posts with label Okinawa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Okinawa. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Okinawa files new lawsuit to block relocation of US Marines base

Henoko coastal area
The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa filed a new lawsuit against the government demanding a halt to construction work for the relocation of the US Futenma base, local media report. The relocation has been the target of protests among locals.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Les habitants d’Okinawa indemnisés pour le bruit des avions US

Le gouvernement japonais a été condamné à indemniser les habitants d’Okinawa pour le préjudice causé par le bruit incessant de l’aéroport militaire américain voisin. Facture: 264 millions de dollars. Et ce n’est pas la première décision de justice à aller dans ce sens.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Super Typhoon Chaba to threaten Japan, South Korea this week

Typhoon Chaba will threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan this week. A northward shift in the track could threaten southern South Korea as well.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Heavy snow hits western, central Japan, and even Okinawa feels chilly

A cold air mass gripped the Japanese archipelago, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds to a wide area of western and central Japan on Sunday, forcing airlines to cancel many flights and West Japan Railway Co. to reduce the speed of bullet trains on sections of the Sanyo Shinkansen lines.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Japan issues tsunami alert after quake off Taiwan

A tsunami as large as one metre was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south on Monday after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters (tsunami possible)

JAKARTA — A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters, off the Moluccas, this morning (Nov 15) and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Super Typhoon Vongfong, World's Strongest Cyclone of 2014; Dangerous Threat to Okinawa, Japan This Weekend (FORECAST)

As of 12 a.m. Japanese time Thursday (11 a.m. EDT Wednesday in the U.S.), the eye of Vongfong was just under 600 miles south-southeast of Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, moving northwest at 8 mph.

Maximum sustained winds had tailed off a bit, but were still an estimated 165 mph, solidly the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, according to the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Japan issues highest alert as typhoon Neoguri approaches Okinawa (one of the worst storms in decades)

Japan’s weather agency on Monday issued its highest alert as super typhoon Neoguri barreled toward the southern Okinawa island chain, warning of violent winds and towering waves from what could be one of the worst storms in decades.

The typhoon warning—the first since a new system began last August—means that the storm poses a threat to life and could inflict massive damage from gusts up to 270 kilometers per hour and torrential rain.

Waves could reach as high as 14 meters, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in a warning that was likely to stoke memories of Japan’s quake-tsunami disaster in 2011.

The alert was aimed at Miyako island in the center of the archipelago, with the massive storm expected to hit more populated areas of Okinawa on Tuesday.

EL News