2018 Japan floods

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In late June through mid-July 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows.wikipedia
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Typhoon Tokage (2004)

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Mount Ontake observed its greatest three-day rainfall on record at 655.5 mm. Although the Yura River remained within its banks in northern Kyoto Prefecture, an embankment built after Typhoon Tokage in 2004 prevented runoff from flowing into the river.
2018 Japan floods– a catastrophic flood event with similar impacts to Tokage

Shinzō Abe

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Prime Minister Shinzō Abe released a statement ordering ministers to "make an all-out effort" to rescue victims.
In July 2018, Abe's public standing was further hit after he held a drinking party with LDP lawmakers during the peak of the disastrous floodings in western Japan.

2018 Northeast Asia heat wave

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🇲🇾 Malaysia : The Malaysian government donated RM500,000 to the Japanese embassy in Malaysia for the flood and recent heat wave victims.
Following flooding and mudslides that lasted from late June through mid-July 2018, an extensive heat wave spread across the Japanese mainland.

2014 Hiroshima landslides

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2014 Hiroshima landslides
2018 Japan floods

Cloudburst

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In late June through mid-July 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows.

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In late June through mid-July 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows.

Flood

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In late June through mid-July 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows.

Mudflow

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In late June through mid-July 2018, successive heavy downpours in southwestern Japan resulted in widespread, devastating floods and mudflows.

Japan Meteorological Agency

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The event is officially referred to as Heisei san-jū-nen shichi-gatsu gōu (平成30年7月豪雨) by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Japan Self-Defense Forces

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Approximately 54,000 members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighters have been searching for the people trapped or injured in landslides and flooding triggered by the heavy rain, while the Japanese government has set up a liaison unit at the crisis management center of the prime minister's office to gather information.

Police

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Approximately 54,000 members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighters have been searching for the people trapped or injured in landslides and flooding triggered by the heavy rain, while the Japanese government has set up a liaison unit at the crisis management center of the prime minister's office to gather information.

Firefighter

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Approximately 54,000 members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighters have been searching for the people trapped or injured in landslides and flooding triggered by the heavy rain, while the Japanese government has set up a liaison unit at the crisis management center of the prime minister's office to gather information.

Meiyu front

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On 28 June 2018, a seasonal Meiyu front extending west from a non-tropical low near Hokkaido became stationary over Japan.

Cold-core low

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On 28 June 2018, a seasonal Meiyu front extending west from a non-tropical low near Hokkaido became stationary over Japan.

Hokkaido

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On 28 June 2018, a seasonal Meiyu front extending west from a non-tropical low near Hokkaido became stationary over Japan.

Kyushu

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Multiple rounds of heavy rain occurred in the subsequent days, primarily in northern Kyushu.

2018 Pacific typhoon season

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On 3 July Typhoon Prapiroon brought heavy rains and winds to southwestern Japan.

Wind

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On 3 July Typhoon Prapiroon brought heavy rains and winds to southwestern Japan.

Shikoku

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The surge of moisture brought north by the typhoon interacted with and enhanced precipitation along the front in Kyushu, Shikoku, and western and central Honshu.

Honshu

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The surge of moisture brought north by the typhoon interacted with and enhanced precipitation along the front in Kyushu, Shikoku, and western and central Honshu.

Okinawa Prefecture

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Enhanced rainfall extended as far west as Okinawa Prefecture.

Kansai region

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Large swathes of these areas saw 10-day rainfall accumulations in excess of 400 mm. Deadly floods began on 5 July, primarily in Kansai region which was struck by a deadly earthquake three weeks prior.

2018 Osaka earthquake

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Large swathes of these areas saw 10-day rainfall accumulations in excess of 400 mm. Deadly floods began on 5 July, primarily in Kansai region which was struck by a deadly earthquake three weeks prior.

Flash flood

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The torrential rain triggered landslides and flash flooding, with water levels reaching 5 m in the worst hit areas.