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Weather Alert: Typhoon Krosa (August 14, 2019)

Location: Western Japan, including Osaka and Hiroshima (August 14-16, 2019) Event: Typhoon Krosa is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of Western Japan, including Kyushu, Shikoku, and western Honshu, beginning Wednesday, August 14, 2019, and continuing through the early morning of Friday, August 16, 2019, ...
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U.S. and Japan Announce Mekong Power Partnership

During the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. and Japan will partner on a new initiative to develop regional electricity grids in the Lower Mekong region. The U.S. is committing an initial $29.5 million to promote a more sustainable energy sector in the Indo-Pacific region. The ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Season 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo reminds U.S. citizens in Japan that typhoon season has begun and will last through November 2019, though most tropical cyclones typically develop through October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA predicts a 70 percent chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity in the Pacific during the 2019 typhoon season. In ...
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