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Kuwait’s embassy in Japan warns Citizens of typhoon Kong-rey

downloadKuwait’s embassy here has warned Citizens visiting or residing in Japan to take precautionary measures against typhoon Kong-rey which is expected to hit large areas in Japan in coming days, The embassy provided the following contacts:

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Kuwait’s embassy in Japan warns Citizens of typhoon Trami

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Kuwait’s embassy here has warned Kuwaitis visiting or residing in Japan to take precautionary measures against the tsunami that swept through the southern region of the Far East Asian country, heading towards the capital Tokyo.
The embassy called on Kuwaitis to comply with safety instructions issued by the local Japanese authorities, urging them to communicate with the embassy in case of required assistance or an emergency.
The embassy provided the following contacts: Phone number: 03-3455-0361 Email: consular@kuwait-embassy.or.jp

 

 

Death toll from Japan’s M 6.7 quake rises to 40 people

19690938The death toll from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido last week has risen to 40 as rescuers found more bodies, the local government said Monday.
Most of the fatalities were in the town of Atsuma near the epicenter, where massive landslides buried homes and buildings following Thursday’s quake, over 660 people were injured across Hokkaido, the prefectural government said.
About 2,700 people remained in evacuation shelters, as the focus of the earthquake originated in southern Hokkaido, about 750 km north of Tokyo.
Public utilities, including electricity and water, and transportation were gradually restored in the quake-hit region. The government continued to urge local residents and companies to meet a power-saving target of 20 percent as power supplies remain unstable after the powerful earthquake shut down local power plants, which temporarily blacked out throughout Hokkaido with 2.95 million homes.

Japan earthquake kills 9, injures hundreds on Hokkaido

2800Tokyo: Japan was reeling from its most powerful typhoon in 25 years when it was struck by another natural disaster early Thursday.

A powerful earthquake that killed at least 9 people, 200 injured and left nearly 3 million households without power, The quake struck the northernmost island of Hokkaido at 3:08 a.m. Thursday triggering landslides that left dozens missing, The government said it was sending 20,000 search-and-rescue personnel to the region.

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Kuwait embassy cautions Citizens in Japan amid typhoon

fbfnfnKuwait’s embassy in Japan has advised Citizens residing in the country to exercise maximum caution as Typhoon Jebi has raked the west of the country, The storm is very likely to cause heavy rains, landslides and floods, the Kuwaiti mission said, calling on nationals to abide by security regulations to ensure their safety, It went on to say that emergency help is a quick phone call away at emergency hotline 03-3455-0361, or send an e-mail to:consular@kuwait-embassy.or.jp.

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and canceled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi hammered large swathes of the Asian nation, killing at least 10 people.

Several dead, 1 million urged to evacuate as Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years

Tokyo: A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, inundating the region’s main international airport and blowing a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. At least 11 people died and more than 300 were injured.

Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993, headed north across the main island of Honshu toward the Sea of Japan. It was off the northern coast of Fukui on Tuesday evening with sustained winds of 126 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 180 km.

Creator of ‘Chibi Maruko-chan’ manga dies of breast cancer

يليJapanese manga artist Miki Miura, known by her pen name Momoko Sakura, passed away from breast cancer on Aug 15. She was 53 years old.

Born in 1965, Miki was the creator of the long-running manga series Chibi Maruko-chan, which depicts the simple yet interesting life of a young girl called Maruko and her family in suburban Japan in the 1970s, Momoko Sakura started the series in 1986. Many stories were inspired by incidents from her own life, and some characters are based on family and friends.

In 1990, the commercial TV broadcaster Fuji Television began airing the animated version of the series, Over the past three decades, the animation has stayed on the air and is one of the most popular TV series in Japan, The nostalgic mood and childlike innocence of the animation made Maruko a cultural icon in Japan and Asia as a whole.

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