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October 18, 1998 | Associated Press
Typhoon Zeb cut a destructive swath through Asia, killing dozens and disrupting transportation. It weakened into a tropical storm today as it crossed over the Japanese archipelago and moved over the Sea of Japan. Eleven people were reported killed in Japan in landslides and weather-related accidents. At least 74 died in the Philippines and 18 in Taiwan.
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August 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Typhoon Megi, downgraded to a tropical storm, swept out to sea beyond northern Japan on Friday, leaving behind an arc of destruction that killed 13 people, left thousands homeless and cut off power to more than 123,000 homes, officials said. One of the victims was a 68-year-old man in Fujishima, on Japan's main island of Honshu, who was killed by a street sign that was blown down by strong winds, said Tomio Ota, a police spokesman.
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August 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Tropical Storm Mac pelted areas near Tokyo with heavy rain Sunday, flooding 95 houses, triggering landslides and damaging roads, police reported.
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September 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescue workers paddled rowboats past inundated buses and homes Tuesday in central Japan to pick up residents stranded by floods and mudslides that killed seven people and forced the nation's biggest car maker to stop production. Rainfall totaling 23 inches was recorded during the preceding 24-hour period, the local observatory said. The record rainfall was expected to exceed 32 inches in some areas, the Meteorological Agency said.
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August 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Nine people were killed and 17 are missing after a typhoon swept through the Tokyo area, bringing heavy rain and mudslides, Japanese police said Wednesday.
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September 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescue workers paddled rowboats past inundated buses and homes Tuesday in central Japan to pick up residents stranded by floods and mudslides that killed seven people and forced the nation's biggest car maker to stop production. Rainfall totaling 23 inches was recorded during the preceding 24-hour period, the local observatory said. The record rainfall was expected to exceed 32 inches in some areas, the Meteorological Agency said.
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Zeb headed for the islands of southern Japan on Friday, weaker for having unleashed its fury on the Philippines and Taiwan. At least 86 people were killed, and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes. Most of the fatalities were blamed on drownings and landslides in the Philippines--where 74 people died and another 10 were missing. The number of casualties was expected to rise because rescuers had not yet reached several mountain villages in the northern Philippines.
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February 13, 1994 | Reuters
A freak snowstorm brought havoc to the Japanese capital Saturday, causing scores of traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of thousands of air and railway passengers. Authorities said about 120 people were injured in car and pedestrian accidents as a result of the storm, which dropped about 8.3 inches of snow on Tokyo and its suburbs, the heaviest snowfall in 10 years. No deaths were reported, they said.
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January 11, 1996 | Associated Press
A blizzard dumped snow across northern Japan for a third day Wednesday, bringing most ground transportation to a near-halt and forcing flights to be diverted. Military troops were mobilized to clear snow and direct traffic in Sapporo, the capital of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. Up to 26 inches of snow had piled up there by Wednesday morning, weather officials said. A National Police Agency official said there were no reports of deaths or injuries from the blizzard.
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July 27, 1997 | Times Wire Services
A typhoon dumped rain and whipped up seas in southwestern Japan on Saturday, forcing hundreds from their homes and leaving at least four people dead. Power failures, landslides and flooding were reported in much of the nation as Typhoon Rosie hit the eastern side of Shikoku island with winds of up to 89 mph. The slightly weakened storm then lashed the southern coast of Honshu with winds of up to 78 mph, meteorologists said. The typhoon disrupted transportation throughout Japan.
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September 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Typhoon Bart lashed Japan on Friday with driving rain and wind that shattered windows, downed power lines, knocked over cranes and killed at least 26 people. Japan's northern island of Hokkaido braced for the storm, which was traveling northeast over the ocean off the western coast of Japan. Packing winds as high as 67 mph and moving at 31 mph, Bart was expected to hit Hokkaido today, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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June 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy rains and flash floods swept southwestern Japan, killing at least 18 people, destroying 37 homes and flooding about 5,000 others, grounding flights and shutting down train lines and highways, police said. Nineteen people were missing. NHK-TV reported that at least 22 people were killed. Hardest hit was Hiroshima prefecture, where at least 14 people were dead, 17 were missing and another 17 were injured, the National Police Agency said.
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October 18, 1998 | Associated Press
Typhoon Zeb cut a destructive swath through Asia, killing dozens and disrupting transportation. It weakened into a tropical storm today as it crossed over the Japanese archipelago and moved over the Sea of Japan. Eleven people were reported killed in Japan in landslides and weather-related accidents. At least 74 died in the Philippines and 18 in Taiwan.
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
Typhoon Zeb headed for the islands of southern Japan on Friday, weaker for having unleashed its fury on the Philippines and Taiwan. At least 86 people were killed, and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes. Most of the fatalities were blamed on drownings and landslides in the Philippines--where 74 people died and another 10 were missing. The number of casualties was expected to rise because rescuers had not yet reached several mountain villages in the northern Philippines.
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July 27, 1997 | Times Wire Services
A typhoon dumped rain and whipped up seas in southwestern Japan on Saturday, forcing hundreds from their homes and leaving at least four people dead. Power failures, landslides and flooding were reported in much of the nation as Typhoon Rosie hit the eastern side of Shikoku island with winds of up to 89 mph. The slightly weakened storm then lashed the southern coast of Honshu with winds of up to 78 mph, meteorologists said. The typhoon disrupted transportation throughout Japan.
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January 11, 1996 | Associated Press
A blizzard dumped snow across northern Japan for a third day Wednesday, bringing most ground transportation to a near-halt and forcing flights to be diverted. Military troops were mobilized to clear snow and direct traffic in Sapporo, the capital of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. Up to 26 inches of snow had piled up there by Wednesday morning, weather officials said. A National Police Agency official said there were no reports of deaths or injuries from the blizzard.
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September 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Typhoon Bart lashed Japan on Friday with driving rain and wind that shattered windows, downed power lines, knocked over cranes and killed at least 26 people. Japan's northern island of Hokkaido braced for the storm, which was traveling northeast over the ocean off the western coast of Japan. Packing winds as high as 67 mph and moving at 31 mph, Bart was expected to hit Hokkaido today, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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August 9, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Typhoon Robyn, packing gusts of up to 160 m.p.h., roared toward southern Japan on Sunday, bringing more rain to a country already hit hard by floods. The typhoon was expected to pass just east of Okinawa late Sunday or early today, said Lt. Greg Salvato of the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Guam. The island is about 1,000 miles south of Tokyo. Robyn is the seventh Pacific typhoon of the year.
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February 13, 1994 | Reuters
A freak snowstorm brought havoc to the Japanese capital Saturday, causing scores of traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of thousands of air and railway passengers. Authorities said about 120 people were injured in car and pedestrian accidents as a result of the storm, which dropped about 8.3 inches of snow on Tokyo and its suburbs, the heaviest snowfall in 10 years. No deaths were reported, they said.
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August 9, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Typhoon Robyn, packing gusts of up to 160 m.p.h., roared toward southern Japan on Sunday, bringing more rain to a country already hit hard by floods. The typhoon was expected to pass just east of Okinawa late Sunday or early today, said Lt. Greg Salvato of the U.S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Guam. The island is about 1,000 miles south of Tokyo. Robyn is the seventh Pacific typhoon of the year.
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