weather

Japan’s first snowfall of the season comes to Hokkaido before September ends【Video, photos】

Snow falls in Hokkaido before Tokyo even needs to get out its fall fashions.

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Typhoon Faxai makes landfall in Japan, batters Tokyo area 【Pics & Video】

Haneda Airport one of the areas damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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High pollen levels in Eastern Japan create pretty rainbow suns

It probably doesn’t make the suffering any better, but it’s very pretty nonetheless.

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Is it cold enough in Hokkaido for banana hammers?

Our northern reporter dares to dream of a banana that can drive a nail through wood.

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Aika Okita surprises everyone with a very different look offscreen.

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Typhoon Trami batters Japan, hits close to Tokyo with fierce winds 【Photos & Videos】

Trami travelled on a path up the centre of the mainland, shaking buildings and nerves around the country.

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Astronaut’s assessment of Super Typhoon Trami isn’t filling us with confidence

You know you’re in for a rough time when a storm freaks out someone who has literally seen all of the earth. 

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Explosions, toppled trucks, massive sea waves all part of Typhoon Jebi’s destructive force【Vids】

”It’s like Godzilla is attacking.”

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Thousands trapped as typhoon floods Osaka airport runway, sends tanker crashing into only bridge

Typhoon makes Kansai International’s runway indistinguishable from the ocean around the island, turns 5.7 million-pound boat into instrument of havoc.

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Typhoon Jebi hits too close to home, wreaks havoc on my Osaka neighborhood【Videos】

Until Jebi pounded into Osaka, I realized I’d never really experienced a typhoon before.

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Powerful typhoon turns downtown Osaka into a ghost town【Photos】

As Typhoon Jebi approaches the downtown area, everyone else wants to get out of it.

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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, blows away cars, roofs, and building facades 【Pics & Videos】

Part of the roof at Kyoto Station also fell in as staff scrambled for safety.

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Massive storm lights up Tokyo with thousands of lightning strikes 【Pics & Videos】

It was the strongest thunderstorm to hit the capital in years.

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Intense rainfall suddenly floods part of Tokyo’s Asagaya neighborhood【Video】

Japan’s “guerrilla rain” launches a summer squall sneak attack.

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Tokyo too hot for you? It’s already snowing in Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island【Photos】

Winter wonderland makes a surprise appearance in the middle of August during Japan’s hottest summer ever.

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Monday was the hottest day ever in Japan’s recorded history

Japan’s national and Tokyo temperature records fall on the same day as intense heat wave continues.

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It’s so hot in Japan that people are cooking food in/on their cars【Photos】

Too busy to cook after work? This might be a solution for you.

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This is the best summer in years to visit Japan…if you hate mosquitoes

People aren’t getting bit by the aggravating insects in Japan this summer, those some might say the reason why is something even worse.

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Japanese weather presenter ad-libs through blooper, becomes Internet’s favourite girl 【Video】

Turns out it’s not the first time she’s used her charm to deal with an embarrassing live-to-air blunder.

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