Typhoon Nanmadol leaves record rainfall, causes havoc in southern Japan

Trees are blown by strong winds generated by typhoon Nanmadol in Kagoshima, Kyushu island, southwestern Japan, 18 September 2022. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/

Tokyo, Sep 19 (EFE).- Typhoon Nanmadol has killed at least two people and injured dozens others during its path through the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday. Some 300,000 homes have also been left without power due to the tropical storm, the NHK said. During a cabinet meeting, Japanese prime … Read more

The Japanese band making ‘electromagnetic punk’ with obsolete devices

Tokyo, Sep 5 (EFE).- Japanese art collective Electronicos Fantasticos! is using obsolete devices like fans, old television monitors and lamps to create music. Techno beats and rock boom out of the speakers in a concert hall as the artists, led by musician Ei Wada, perform with DIY instruments like cathode ray screens attached to guitar … Read more

The snake hunters of Bangkok

By Nayara Batschke Bangkok, Sep 9 (EFE).- Every 15 minutes, Bangkok’s “snake hunters” get an emergency call to respond to surprise serpent-human encounters in the Thai capital. The frequency of these interactions increases during the rainy season in the southeast Asian country, where about 60,000 of these animals are captured every year. Between June and … Read more