Hiroshima

TOKYO | Yanagita hits ‘sayonara’ home run to lift Japan over MLB

TOKYO — Yuki Yanagita hit a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday to lift Japan to a 7-6 win over the MLB All-Stars in the opening game of a six-game exhibition series. Juan Soto, Carlos Santana and Amed Rosario had all homered to give the MLB squad a 6-4 … Continue reading TOKYO | Yanagita hits ‘sayonara’ home run to lift Japan over MLB

FUKUYAMA, Japan | Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

FUKUYAMA, Japan  — It’s a sunny summer morning in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Cicadas chirp in the trees. A lone plane flies high overhead. Then a flash of light, followed by a loud blast. Buildings are flattened and smoke rises from crackling fires under a darkened sky. Over two years, a group of Japanese … Continue reading FUKUYAMA, Japan | Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

HIROSHIMA, Japan | Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Japan’s government says 176 people have been confirmed dead after last week’s heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Abe would visit an evacuation center in Kurashiki, a city where a river broke through an embankment and … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan | Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

HIROSHIMA, Japan | Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Akira Tanimoto says his apartment narrowly survived the floods and mudslide at his residential complex over the weekend, and even if he wants to go back there with his wife and two pet birds, he can’t because there is no water, power or food available. After their desperate run from floods that … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan | Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

HIROSHIMA, Japan | The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

HIROSHIMA, Japan — The Latest on search effort after heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 7 p.m. Japan’s top government spokesman says at least 155 people have been confirmed dead from the recent heavy rains, floods and mudslides that had struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said more than … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan | The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

HIROSHIMA, Japan  | Rescuers comb through mud for Japan flood victims; 134 dead

HIROSHIMA, Japan  — Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has exceeded 130. More than 50 people were unaccounted for as of Tuesday morning, many in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area. Work under … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan  | Rescuers comb through mud for Japan flood victims; 134 dead

HIROSHIMA, Japan  | The Latest: 134 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

HIROSHIMA, Japan  — The Latest on search effort after heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Japan’s government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference Tuesday that … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan  | The Latest: 134 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

HIROSHIMA, Japan | Rescuers look through mud for Japan flood victims; 122 dead

HIROSHIMA, Japan— Rescuers combed through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks Tuesday to look for dozens of people still missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has risen to 122. Officials and reports say more than 80 people are still unaccounted for, many of them in … Continue reading HIROSHIMA, Japan | Rescuers look through mud for Japan flood victims; 122 dead