Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.
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Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland Wednesday after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people in the country and leaving a trail of damage in its wake.
Japan protested Wednesday to China over a newspaper's depiction of exploding mushroom clouds in a map of Japan, calling it offensive.
Japan said Wednesday that its military scrambled fighter jets a record 340 times in the three months to June in response to feared intrusions on its airspace, as tensions grow with China.
A powerful typhoon pummeled the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, paralyzing transport and prompting U.S. forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity.
Japan recorded a current account surplus for the fourth straight month in May, government data showed Tuesday, as the country's trade shortfall narrowed.
Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly half-a-million people urged to take shelter.
Japan's weather agency on Monday extended its highest alert to Okinawa's populous main island as super typhoon Neoguri approached the southern chain, saying it may be one of the worst storms for decades.
Tokyo police launched a murder investigation after a Chinese man was arrested for the brazen shooting of his wife at a cafe in one of Tokyo's busiest districts, police and news reports said Monday.