Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. Japanese met Tokyo
Consequences of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan
Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. Japanese meteorologists called the hurricane the most powerful in the past 60 years. The force of the elements was truly crushing: the wind speed in the center of the typhoon reached 65 meters per second. More than seven million people have been evacuated. 17 people are listed as missing. More than 370,000 homes were left without electricity and 14,000 without running water. Typhoon Hagibis claimed the lives of 35 people and injured 177 Japanese.
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Japan has created a smart mask with a translator and speech repeater
The smart mask was developed by Donut Robotics, and it is called the C-mask. Under the guise of a seemingly ordinary protective mask, a full-fledged gadget with Bluetooth and voice dialing is hidden. Moreover, the mask is capable of translating speech into different languages!
In addition, the C-mask has a voice relay function via a smartphone. In a pandemic and quarantine, this gadget may be very much in demand, especially in educational institutions and at public events, where wearing a mask may be a requirement. The only pity is that the start of sales is scheduled only at the end of the year and, most likely, the mask can be bought only in its homeland - in Japan. By the way, the price is quite adequate - only 40 $.
Japan is shaken by a powerful earthquake
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred south of the Japanese Izu Peninsula in the eastern part of the main island of Honshu, without a tsunami threat.
The epicenter of the tremors was in the Pacific Ocean near the uninhabited island of Torishima, 600 km from Tokyo. The focus was located at a depth of about 60 km under the ocean floor.
No data on casualties or damage has been reported at the moment.
In the area of the Japanese capital, the movement of high-speed express trains "Shinkansen" was temporarily suspended. After checking the security systems, it was resumed.
The Japan Meteorological Office has issued a major earthquake emergency warning for Shizuoka, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures.
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After the explosion in the restaurant, one person died, 18 injured
Firefighters found six propane cylinders at the scene, three of which had a gas leak.
At the time of the explosion, the restaurant was being renovated. The institution was supposed to open on July 31st.
It is noted that as a result of the emergency, in a radius of about a hundred meters, glass was broken in residential buildings, and walls and roofs were severely damaged in some buildings.
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Cargo plane urgently lands in Japan due to lightning
A Japan Cargo Airlines cargo plane was forced to return to Tokyo's Narita Airport and land urgently due to lightning striking the fuselage. The incident occurred on the night of Sunday to Monday.
"Boeing 747 flew to the American city of Anchorage, and 20 minutes later the plane was struck by lightning. The incident took place at an altitude of 6,700 meters. At that time, the board was over the Pacific Ocean.
There were five crew members on board the cargo plane, none of them were injured. Now experts are checking the plane for damage.
Japan may prematurely lift state of emergency due to COVID-19 in some prefectures
The Japanese government plans on Thursday to decide on the early lifting of the state of emergency in some areas of the country, NHK reported on Tuesday.
Restrictions can be relaxed in more than 30 prefectures, where the incidence of coronavirus infections has declined.
It is expected that restrictions will continue in some prefectures, including Tokyo.
On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would make a statement after consulting with an expert group.
The group will also include economic experts who will help the government find a balance between preventing the spread of coronavirus and resuming the economy.
On April 7, the government declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures. It was later extended throughout the country until May 31.
Currently, in Japan there are almost 16 thousand confirmed cases of the disease. The death toll is more than 650 people.