90% of homes flooded in typhoon ineligible for gov’t support

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Flooding at levels of less than 1 meter made up more than 90 percent of the approximately 68,000 homes damaged by the destructive Typhoon Hagibis, the government said Oct. 23, making the homeowners unlikely to receive financial support under current law. In cases of water damage, the law on financial assistance to […]

Typhoon toll rises to 49 dead

OSAKA (Kyodo) — Rescue workers continued their struggle Sept. 7 to reach about 480 people who remain cut off five days after a powerful typhoon wreaked havoc on the Kii Peninsula in western Japan, with the death toll rising to 49 and restoration of water and power supplies still a priority. The death toll from […]

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