Japan typhoons News

Japanese Typhoons Put Downward Pressure on Creditworthiness of Insurers: S&P

The recent run of large natural disasters to hit Japan likely has put downward pressure on the creditworthiness of the nation’s three largest non-life insurance groups, according to S&P Global Ratings in a market briefing. Following July’s heavy rains, Typhoon …

Typhoon Trami Hammers Japan; Flights and Trains Canceled in Tokyo

Typhoon Trami is bringing Tokyo to a halt. East Japan Railway Co. suspended all train service in the Japanese capital on Sunday in preparation for the storm, which is hammering the southwest of the country. Flights were canceled at major …

RMS Estimates Insured Losses from Typhoon Jebi Could Reach $5.5 Billion

The insured loss for Japan from Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall in Japan on Sept. 4, will be between USD$3 billion and $5.5billion (¥340 to ¥620billion), according to the global risk modeling firm RMS. Approximately 80 percent of the loss …

Insured Losses from Typhoon Jebi Estimated at $2.3-$4.5 Billion: AIR

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from Typhoo Jebi, which made landfall in Japan on Tuesday, Sept. 4, will be between $2.3 billion (JPY 257 billion) and $4.5 billion (JPY 502 billion). Typhoon Jebi, which …

Typhoon Jebi Hits Osaka in Japan, Leaving a Trail of Damage, Airport Closed

Regions around Osaka, Japan’s second biggest population center, struggled to recover from damage left by Typhoon Jebi, which left 10 people dead, hundreds of thousands of buildings without power and the area’s main airport closed. Kansai International Airport, a key …

Typhoon Jebi Makes Landfall in Japan as Strongest Storm to Hit Country in 25 Years

Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan on Tuesday, the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in Japan in 25 years, and has picked up speed as it bears down on one of Japan’s most densely populated areas. The storm …

South Korea Braces for Typhoon Soulik, While Typhoon Cimarron Aims at Japan

An approaching typhoon has whipped up strong winds, waves and heavy rain in southern South Korea, leaving one person missing and one injured, while another typhoon headed for western Japan on Thursday. Typhoon Soulik is forecast to make landfall at …

Typhoon Shanshan Moves Past Tokyo, Averting Major Disruption

Typhoon Shanshan spared most parts of Tokyo and is expected to head northward along Japan’s eastern coast, averting major disruption for commuters in and around the capital. The slow-moving storm was located 60 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Mito in …

Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Tokyo, Slowly

Typhoon Shanshan continued its slow-moving approach toward the Tokyo region, with the tropical storm’s arrival likely to disrupt commuters from Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Authorities are warning that as the typhoon’s approach is unusually slow, its effects may be …

Typhoon Shanshan Heads Toward Tokyo, as 13th Tropical Storm of Season

Typhoon Shanshan is set to approach the Tokyo area later this week, bringing heavy winds and strong rains to a region suffering from a sweltering heatwave. Shanshan, the 13th tropical storm of the season, is projected to track over the …