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Japan battered by a series of disasters

Landslides are seen after Thursday's earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido, northern Japan Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Japanese rescue workers and troops searched Saturday for the missing for a third straight day in a northern hamlet buried by landslides from the powerful earthquake. AP
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's personnel walk through a rice field for a rescue operation at a house destroyed by a large landslide caused by a powerful earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido, Japan, 07 September 2018. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on 07 September that 16 people were killed and 26 people are still missing, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the island of Hokkaido in the early hours of 06 September, causing large landslides. Abe also added that he ordered to dispatch 25,000 personnel of Japan's Self-Defense Forces to the earthquake-devastated area. EPA
Police members arrive to search for missing persons as people watch at the site of a landslide triggered by Thursday's earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Searchers used dogs, backhoes and shovels to dig through mud and debris Friday looking for survivors beneath the landslides caused by the powerful earthquake in northern Japan. AP
City workers inspect a severely damaged road following a powerful earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, 06 September 2018. EPA
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel search for missing persons at the site of a landslide triggered by a powerful earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. AP
Residents walk through a damaged road damaged following a powerful earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, 06 September 2018. EPA
Residents bring out their belongings from an earthquake-damaged house in Kiyota ward of Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Thursday's powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. Some parts of the city were severely damaged, with houses atilt and roads crumbled or sunken. A mudslide left several cars half buried, and the ground subsided in some areas, leaving drainpipes and manhole covers protruding by more than a meter (yard) in some places. AP
Lights are off at central Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A powerful earthquake jolted Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, knocking homes off their foundations and causing entire hillsides to collapse. AP
Girls share a distributed cup of curry and rice near a shelter in Atsuma, Hokkaido, northern Japan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. AP
A security guard walks on the earthquake-damaged street in Kiyota, outskirts of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Rescuers were using search dogs, backhoes and shovels as they dug through tons of mud and debris from the landslides triggered by the powerful quake that struck before dawn Thursday. AP
High waves hit breakwaters at a port of Aki, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Powerful Typhoon Jebi is approaching Japan's Pacific coast and forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds to much of the country. AP
This handout photo released by the Kagawa Prefectural Police on September 4, 2018 and received via Jiji Press shows a truck sitting at an angle after being blown over by strong winds caused by Typhoon Jebi on the Seto Ohashi bridge in Sakade, Kagawa prefecture on Japan's Shikoku island. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4. AFP
An aerial picture shows a ship stranded on a seawall a day after powerful Typhoon Jebi hit the area in Nishinomiya, western Japan, 05 September 2018. According to media reports, at least eight people were killed in Osaka prefecture and Shiga prefecture, as they were hit by flying objects or buried under collapsed buildings. More than 3,000 people that were left stranded at the airport are to be evacuated by speed boat. EPA
Damaged traffic boards and telecommunication relay poles are seen after they were brought down by strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Osaka on September 4, 2018. AFP
Vehicles damaged by Typhoon Jebi are seen in Osaka, western Japan,?in this photo taken by Kyodo September 4, 2018. Reuters
An aerial picture shows the flooded Kansai International Airport a day after powerful Typhoon Jebi hit the area in Osaka Bay, western Japan, 05 September 2018. EPA
An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows passenger vehicles which were burnt after a storm surge and strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018. AFP




Landslides are seen after Thursday's earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido, northern Japan Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Japanese rescue workers and troops searched Saturday for the missing for a third straight day in a northern hamlet buried by landslides from the powerful earthquake. AP
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's personnel walk through a rice field for a rescue operation at a house destroyed by a large landslide caused by a powerful earthquake in Atsuma, Hokkaido, Japan, 07 September 2018. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on 07 September that 16 people were killed and 26 people are still missing, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the island of Hokkaido in the early hours of 06 September, causing large landslides. Abe also added that he ordered to dispatch 25,000 personnel of Japan's Self-Defense Forces to the earthquake-devastated area. EPA
Police members arrive to search for missing persons as people watch at the site of a landslide triggered by Thursday's earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Searchers used dogs, backhoes and shovels to dig through mud and debris Friday looking for survivors beneath the landslides caused by the powerful earthquake in northern Japan. AP
City workers inspect a severely damaged road following a powerful earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, 06 September 2018. EPA
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel search for missing persons at the site of a landslide triggered by a powerful earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. AP
Residents walk through a damaged road damaged following a powerful earthquake in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, 06 September 2018. EPA
Residents bring out their belongings from an earthquake-damaged house in Kiyota ward of Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Thursday's powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. Some parts of the city were severely damaged, with houses atilt and roads crumbled or sunken. A mudslide left several cars half buried, and the ground subsided in some areas, leaving drainpipes and manhole covers protruding by more than a meter (yard) in some places. AP
Lights are off at central Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A powerful earthquake jolted Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, knocking homes off their foundations and causing entire hillsides to collapse. AP
Girls share a distributed cup of curry and rice near a shelter in Atsuma, Hokkaido, northern Japan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. AP
A security guard walks on the earthquake-damaged street in Kiyota, outskirts of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Rescuers were using search dogs, backhoes and shovels as they dug through tons of mud and debris from the landslides triggered by the powerful quake that struck before dawn Thursday. AP
High waves hit breakwaters at a port of Aki, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Powerful Typhoon Jebi is approaching Japan's Pacific coast and forecast to bring heavy rain and high winds to much of the country. AP
This handout photo released by the Kagawa Prefectural Police on September 4, 2018 and received via Jiji Press shows a truck sitting at an angle after being blown over by strong winds caused by Typhoon Jebi on the Seto Ohashi bridge in Sakade, Kagawa prefecture on Japan's Shikoku island. The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall on September 4. AFP
An aerial picture shows a ship stranded on a seawall a day after powerful Typhoon Jebi hit the area in Nishinomiya, western Japan, 05 September 2018. According to media reports, at least eight people were killed in Osaka prefecture and Shiga prefecture, as they were hit by flying objects or buried under collapsed buildings. More than 3,000 people that were left stranded at the airport are to be evacuated by speed boat. EPA
Damaged traffic boards and telecommunication relay poles are seen after they were brought down by strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Osaka on September 4, 2018. AFP
Vehicles damaged by Typhoon Jebi are seen in Osaka, western Japan,?in this photo taken by Kyodo September 4, 2018. Reuters
An aerial picture shows the flooded Kansai International Airport a day after powerful Typhoon Jebi hit the area in Osaka Bay, western Japan, 05 September 2018. EPA
An aerial view from a Jiji Press helicopter shows passenger vehicles which were burnt after a storm surge and strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture on September 5, 2018. AFP




Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr
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