Thursday, September 22, 2011

1.2 million flee as Typhoon Roke hits Japan

Damage from Typhoon Roke is evident in Kasugai, central Japan, as the 130 mph storm swept across the country, halting business, causing mass evacuations and leaving 13 dead or missing.

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A powerful typhoon cut a path through Japan's main island on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of more than 1.2 million from the area and causing the deaths or disappearance of at least 13 people.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Taipei City promotes tourism with Car-Free Day - The China Post

New Taipei City promotes tourism with Car-Free Day - The China Post: "The China Post news staff--New Taipei City blocked vehicles from the streets of riverside Danshui's favorite tourist spots as it marked Car-Free Day yesterday.

The areas around Danshui's old street were closed to traffic starting 10 a.m., giving pedestrians a car-free environment to enjoy its famous foods and river scenes. They were also entertained by street performers.

Mayor Eric Chu urged tourists to take the MRT and other public transportation to Danshui.

Chu boarded a ferry at the nearby Kuandu pier for a ride down the river to Danshui. He then took a walk in the car-free zone, greeting and chatting with tourists before leaving by MRT."

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