Nagoya, over 1 million ordered to evacuate

(CNN) — Two people in Japan have been killed amid heavy rain from a powerful typhoon that is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon, authorities there said.

The center of Typhoon Roke, which had sustained winds of up to 167 kph (103 mph) Wednesday morning, could hit Japan’s Tokai region, which includes Nagoya city — or the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo — in the afternoon, Japan Meteorological Agency chief forecaster Yutaka Kanda said at a news conference.

At of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Roke’s center was 280 kilometers southwest of Nagoya, where about 1 million people had been urged to evacuate.

An evacuation order for about 80,000 residents of Nagoya was lifted, according to local media reports.

Heavy rain fell in central and western Japan from the typhoon’s outer bands on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some downpours came at up to 50 millimeters (2 inches) an hour, and some parts received more than 450 millimeters (17 inches) over a day, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Two people have died in Nagoya, including a 66-year-old man who fell from a roof Tuesday while trying to fix a stuck duct, city authorities said. Two other people — a fourth-grade boy and an 84-year-old man — were missing in Gifu prefecture, authorities said.

People in the Tokai and Kanto regions should be prepared for heavy rain Wednesday, Kanda said, adding that the Kanto region may be most affected Wednesday evening.

No airports were closed Wednesday, but several flights toward the Kyushu and Shikoku areas were canceled, transportation officials said. Several passenger trains were not running Wednesday in central and southern Japan, railway officials said.


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As the world copes with the events that lead to massive devastation in and around northern Japan, help is never an option, it’s a necessity. Times like these we look to the help of others. Kindness isn’t a word that should be used lightly.
For the hundreds of thousands of Japanese who are either hurt, homeless, or worse, the compassion of people is crucial.
Donating isn’t a chore, it isn’t a good deed, it is essential in the survival of a nation who has done much to help all of us live our lives better. Take a look around your modern family home. What do you see?

Your TV? …more than likely Japanese.  Your cell phone, your microwave,  or even your video game system are all more than likely Japanese.

Japan has always been a part of our culture. Many great things that we take for granted are Japanese. The next time you sing in a karaoke bar, eat sushi, watch Anime or read a Manga, all these things are rooted in Japan.

Our collective pop culture is mostly Japanese and we can do more to insure survival for them by giving what little you can.
If you are willing to pay 30 bucks for a Blu Ray or 60 bucks for a PS3 game, giving as little as 10 shouldn’t be anything. It will go a long way. This isn’t a free hand out, this is a chance for Japan to get back on the road to recovery. Taking time to thank the culture that gave us the 60’s hit song Sukiyaki, animated gold like Astroboy, Gigantor, Speed Racer, Battle of the Planets.
Toys like Shogun Warriors and what would become the Transformers and Gobots along with millions of others.
The world of sound with Walkman and cds. Years of our lives staying up playing Nintendo, Sega and Atari.

I can’t think of a time without Japan in it.

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When life throws everything it has at you, what do you do? Times like this we try not to show the massive destruction but how can’t you ? ….

Our love of japan is endless and we wish to send our greatest and most powerful good thoughts to them.
We spent the last two years engrossed in the magnificence of Japan and we fear for our friends and loved ones who reside there.If anything is understood is Japan knows how to cope with a disaster like this and they know how to rebuild.
It’s times like this we all can reflect on our own life and we all know in the end that as a world we are equal and when a piece of this planet is hurt we all feel it!


Japan Society to raise money for Japan relief

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Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. Your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organizations that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

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Japan hit by magnitude 8.9 earthquake

A magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats. The quake — the world’s fifth-largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.

There were reports of injuries in Tokyo as officials tried to assess damage, injuries and deaths from the quake and tsunami, but there were no immediate details. Japanese television showed aerial footage of an ominous 13-foot muddy wave washing across land along the coast near the epicenter.

In various locations, live TV coverage showed massive damage from the tsunami, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture. Waves could be seen splashing into city streets and over bridges.

All trains in Tokyo were stopped, and black plumes of smoke rose over the skyline. Office workers rushed out of their buildings. Subways were halted, trapping commuters underground. In the nation with the world’s third-largest economy, all airports were closed