Photos: Typhoon Man-yi Strikes Japan Killing 2

Typhoon Man-yi made a landfall at Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture, Japan just before eight o’clock on Monday morning or 2300 GMT Sunday.

The typhoon brought strong winds, high waves and heavy rains, damaging houses and flooding parts of Kyoto.

Yura River and Katsura River in Kyoto were overflowed and the Togetsu Bridge was partially-submerged.

Two people were killed by the disaster.

The typhoon forced the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the typhoon has a sustained winds of up to 162 kilometres (100 miles) per hour.

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Tokyo Will Be Hosting 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires to decide whether to award the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid, Istanbul or Tokyo.
The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires to decide whether to award the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid, Istanbul or Tokyo.

Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics!

Madrid and Istanbul lost in the Saturday’s voting by the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires.

Turkey is in a bad situation with the troubled Syria as its neighbour.

Anyway Tokyo has not yet solved the radiation leaking after the  Fukushima Nuclear Plant’s explosion on March 11, 2011.

So, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe promised an effective cleanup.

Congratulations to Japan for winning the vote for hosting the 2020 Olympics!

Photos Of Beautiful Blooming Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry blossoms are very, very beautiful and a park full of blooming cherry blossoms is a perfect picture of spring.

Here are more photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms that come to bloom this spring …

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Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan

High waves pound the shore in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2012. The strongest typhoon to hit Okinawa in several years lashed the island and surrounding areas Sunday, injuring several people and cutting off power to about 30,000 households. (AP Photo/Ryukyu Shimpo, Futoshi Hanashiro)

A powerful Typhoon Bolaven lashed Okinawa Island in Japan late Sunday.

The wind speeds near the center of the typhoon were about 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour).

More than 75,000 households in Okinawa Island and the nearby Amami islands were blackout by the typhoon as heavy rain and winds continued Monday.

Four people were hurt by the disaster.

Meanwhile in the United States, Tropical Storm Issac is predicted to turn into a hurricane and heading towards New Orleans and Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast – please click ‘Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast’.

At Least 20 Killed in Japan Flood – Photos

An aerial view shows flooded residential area after a bank of the Yabegawa river collapsed caused by heavy rains in Yanagawa, Fukuoka prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 14, 2012. Evacuation orders was issued to 40,000 people in Kyushu area due to heavy rain on Saturday, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo

Southwest Japan especially in Kyushu Island, is now facing a big flood after three days of heavy rain.

So far, at least 20 people were reported killed and 9 people were missing.

About 400,000 people were ordered or advised to evacuate their homes.

Rivers broke their banks and flooded the areas and there were hundreds of landslides caused by the heavy rain.

Houses were damage and bridges were destroyed.

This is a disaster!

Floodwaters engulf a river at Kumamoto city on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. Television footage showed torrents of muddy water carrying uprooted trees and other debris, while rivers burst their banks and flooded towns and villages in the main southern island of Kyushu. AFP
Rescue workers search for missing people in the heavy rain in Aso, after heavy rains hit southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 14, 2012. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
Policemen search for missing people at collapsed houses following a landslide caused by heavy rains in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 12, 2012. Record-setting rainfalls have caused flooding and landslides in parts of southwestern Japan, leading to evacuation orders for thousands of residents, with authorities fearing that some people may have been buried alive, local media reports REUTERS/Kyodo
Riverbanks are covered with mud and woods carried by floodwater in Takeda, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Heavy rains hit southern Japan, triggering flashfloods, mudslides and destroying dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
A road is covered with mud and woods carried by a mudslide in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, western Japan, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
An aerial view shows firefighters searching among collapsed houses following a landslide caused by heavy rains in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 12, 2012.  REUTERS/Kyodo

Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The moon passes between the sun and the earth over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during a solar eclipse seen from the Peak on Hong Kong Island May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

An annular eclipse is a rare astronomical event.

An annular eclipse happens when moon and sun align/in straight line over the earth.

Please click here for Videos Of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.

This is how Ring of Fire happen

Later, the ring of fire can be seen in North America.

Please click here for: Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America.

On July 22 2009 I saw the partial solar eclipse at Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

My photos came out in a few Malaysians main newspapers 🙂

A partial eclipse is seen in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Issei Kato