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Japan flood death toll rises to 30

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Thousands of police, soldiers, and rescue workers are searching for 19 people who remain unaccounted for, according to local officials

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 13, 2017) — The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan’s south has risen to 30, officials said Thursday, July 13, while rescue workers continued their efforts to find survivors. Continue reading Japan flood death toll rises to 30

Japan ratifies Paris Agreement after the pact enters into force

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows before praying at the altar during the funeral of late Prince Mikasa, uncle of the current Emperor Akihito, at the Toshimagaoka cemetery in Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – RTX2RU0K

Japan aims to play a leading role in crafting arrangements that raises transparency in each country’s emission cuts to help accomplish the spirit of the Paris agreement

November 8, 2016 — Japan on Tuesday ratified the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to cut emissions and prevent climate change, four days after the global pact officially entered into force.  Continue reading Japan ratifies Paris Agreement after the pact enters into force

Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence

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AFTER 5 YEARS. Visitors offer a prayer for victims, at the former Disaster Prevention Center in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 10, 2016. 43 people were killed when a 15.5-meter high wave hit the town. Japan will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA
‘I hope people will remember us, that lives of evacuees are still difficult in many ways, including financially,’ Kazuko Nihei, 39, says at a memorial event in a Tokyo park

TOKYO, Japan (Mar. 11, 2016) — Japan paused on Friday, March 11 to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its Continue reading Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence