High waves sweep a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan. Photo: Kyodo

Storm Krosa lashes south Japan, sparking evacuations and travel chaos

  • The wild weather left at least one person dead and injured about 21 others, and caused over 1,000 flight cancellations
  • Dramatic television footage showed violent winds uprooting trees, snapping lamp posts and spinning pods on a Ferris wheel
Topic |   Extreme weather

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High waves sweep a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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A car drives through a flooded road after heavy rain in Miyakonojo City. Photo: AP

Japan’s worst summer ever: how grey skies and economic concerns have rained on holidaymakers’ parade

  • Japan’s beaches, parks and swimming pools would normally be packed with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine, but not this year
  • The average Japanese household plans to spend just over 68,000 yen (US$631) on summer holidays – that’s 16,000 yen less than last year
Topic |   Japan

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A car drives through a flooded road after heavy rain in Miyakonojo City. Photo: AP
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