8 December 2019, Sunday | 03:51pm

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Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35

 

TOKYO: Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people.

Tokyo’s Nikkei index plunges to 15-month low

The Nikkei 225 index, which at one point had lost more than three per cent, closed down 2.84

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

TOKYO: Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

New Tokyo governor pledges Olympic cost probe

Tokyo's new governor on Tuesday promised a formal review of the megacity's problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics as concerns grow over soaring costs.

 

Tokyo governor quits over scandal, second since winning Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigned on Wednesday after coming under fire for misuse of tax money, including spending on family trips and artwork, the latest embarrassment as the Japanese capital prepares to host the 2020 Olympics.