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hello there, welcome to "nhk "newsline."" heavy rain and landslides. it killed two people and left three others missing. only two months after the region was rocked by a series of deadly quakes. the rain is also putting people in other parts of southwestern japan at risk. landslides killed one person and another man died plunging into an irrigation drain. at least three people are missing after falling earth crushed their houses.
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elsewhere, officials are also alerting residents to the risk of mudslides. the rainfall since sunday topped 500 millimeters in some areas and rivers in several prefectures risk flooding. now rescue work in kumoto is on going and robert speta joins us with the latest weather conditions there. >> looks like we're going to see an improvement but showers will return on wednesday. unfortunately. if you look at the satellite, you can see where the bulk of energy is. you're going to continue to see heavy precipitation. i want to talk about what caused all of these impacts out here. we seeing across central areas, the radar from right around midnight. japan standard time here through the overnight hours from monday into tuesday and you can see
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kumomoto and a training effect on the radar imagery for obvious reasons why we called this. looks like one car after another storm cells that bring the continuous precipitation and during this time period actually in a one-hour span, one location out here saw record-breaking rain totals. 115 millimeters reported. no wonder we're seeing flooding and ground out is unstable due to last month's earthquake. you get that combined with precipitation and a really upset threat of landslide and that's why at this time according to the japan meteorology agencyaie extreme risk. the ground is very unsettled. the threat of landslides across most of kumoto. you have other warnings in place. more precipitation on wednesday is not going to be welcomed at all here. as far as this storm system is concerned, it going to continue to bring more precipitation out
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there as it shifts towards the east. thunderstorms into the early afternoon around the tokyo area back towards the west. the heaviest of the precipitation is going to take place. 150 millimeters and tokai 120. it's still the rainy season. so even though once you get a little break here by tuesday afternoon, showers still picking up over the next several days. >> all right. robert speta there. he'll be back with more in world weather. on to other stories we're following. there are only three days left before a referendum on the european union membership and rival sides are stepping up campaigning to sway undecided voters. both remain and lead camps resumed their campaigns on sunday. they had suspended them following the killing of joe cox, a member of parliament that support d staying in the e.u. prime minister david cameron also favors that. he visited a german car plant in
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oxford saying access to the single market is vital to british jobs. on the other side, the camp suffered a defection. a lawmaker switched sides to support former opponents because of a poster she called discriminatory. it shows refugees and my grnigr forming long lines. the camp is gaining momentum and polls show support has gone up after the killing of cox. although many voters are still undecided. in parliament monday, mps honored colleagues. white and red roses were placed. her husband and two children watched from the gallery of the commons and paid tribute to her. >> joe cox was a voice of compassion whose irrepressible spirit lit up the lives of all who knew her and saved the lives of many she never ever met.
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♪ ♪ >> later, they attended a service to remember cox. the japanese government is expressing concern over a chinese naval ship in an area just outside japan's waters. the defense ministry says one of its ships spotted the chinese intelligence gathering vessel around 5:00 p.m. local time sunday. it was south of the islands in japan's contigous zone, an area that gives the country limited pawers. japan controls the government maintains the part country east's territory. the chinese ship stayed. it left the area monday afternoon and sailed north. the ministry says the same ship encroached into japan easter to territorial waters last week.
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>> the people at the international monetary fund have released an annual report on the japanese economy. they say japan needs to put its house in order and that includes taking at least one unpopular step. we're joined from the business desk. good morning. what does the report say? >> the officials say it will be difficult for japan to receive high growth and fiscal health if it sticks with the current policies. so they are calling for labor market reform and they say the government should raise the consumption tax to at least 15%. the officials say japan's economy will grow about 0.5% this year. they seek consumption and investment remaining stagnant. they say the higher yen and falling share prices are preventing a recovery. they warn that without new economic policies, growth will fall to 0.3% next year. and they say the government should raise the consumption tax from the current 8% to 15%.
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they recommend gradual increases of 0.5 to 1%. the officials say that without bold or structural reforms or consolidation, domestic demand could remain sluggish and welcome the negative interest rate policy introduced by the bank of japan but officials say more time is needed before the economy feels its full effects. and now let's take a look at the markets. investors switched back to a risk on mode in the countdown to the british referendum. major markets in europe saw a jump of 3% or more each then over on wall street, we saw the buying momentum continue. the dow jones industrial average inched up about three-fourths of a percent to end up at 17,804 and the same margin on the tech heavy nasdaq. let's see what is happening. we'll go to ramine.
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what are you seeing over there? >> thank you, very good morning to you. we're seeing continued volati volatility here but stocks, mondays and currency and crude oil reflecting the sudden swings in sentiment we're seeing regarding brexit even though things are hanging by a thread but let's look how the nikkei and topics are trading back intoes negative of a positive session yesterday. the nikkei rose 2.3% on monday. it's best day in fact for two months and closed at the highest in a week but it's, as you can see right now, we're dropping back a touch. some concerns after it slipped back after three preceding months, a stronger yen and higher oil prices and of course, lower demand for a lot of emerging economies have really dented japan's trade and its
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exports falling 11.3 on the year. now this overall trend is also led to foreigners selling a lot of their stake in japanese shares especially with the export and resource led sectors taking the blunt runt of that. >> we're seeing a stubbornly strong yen but a jump in the british pound. what is going on today? >> exactly. everyone is looking at the pound sterling but the dollar yen, let's start off with that. 103 spot 61. it dipped back below the 104 it popped over yesterday. but we have been focussing of course to on the british pound with the best day against the dollar in more than seven years jumping 2% of getting hammered last week on heightened concerns over the uk leaving the eu. recent polls showing a swing back the other way to remain in
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the eu however upcoming polls. in fact, most financial assets tracked this risk with government bond yields jumping higher and analysts suggest it's too close to call. if polls show a stronger shift back to exit we'll certainly see reversals out of some of the current holdings, the price action is evident in commodity markets. a rally in oil and industrial metals showing that and brent popping higher. let's get an idea about asian markets open now. the trading negative and s&p asx 200 trading lower. we'll have a better idea in an hour and a half. we're seeing it dip back into the negative. back to you. >> ramine, thanks a lot. we'll touch base in a few hours time. >> german prosecutors have launched an investigation into the former ceo of volkswagon.
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he's accused of manipulating share prices by delaying the announcement of the share scandal. they launched the probe in another former board member at the request of germany's financial watchdog. it requires businesses to promptly release information and expect to the have a big impact on share prices. the scandal involved illegal software installed on diesel vehicles designed to e limit pollution. prosecutors have been investigating volkswagon for alleged fraud and say they have enough evidence to prove the two executives knew about the software before the scandal was revealed in september of last year. young japanese workers are showing less loyalty to the companies than previous generations. about one in three university graduates leave their first job within three years of being hired. the ratio is 1-2 for recent high school grads.
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managers are taking note and taking steps to keep young employees on staff. >> this paper product maker has about 130 employers. five years ago it hires by annually instead of annually. the change means fresh recruits have more peers. >> translator: i feel at ease with meal pie age. >> it's encouraging. >> the staff turnover rate dropped by 20%. >> translator: i see that the new recruits are happy. i think employees who join at the same time bond together and
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can strengthen the company. >> more than 90% of companies are small and mid sized firms. such if i weres hire fewer new recruits meaning young workers can feel stranded and alone. a non-profit organization began to help three years ago. the aim is to help create bonds among young employees in different companies. the npo brings students together before they start work. it wants to create a sense of unity and comradery by having students gel together on a project. the students organized seminars for working people. >> people who accumulate similar experiences while pursuing the same goals become more than just friends. we are trying to create a kind of de facto job department made up of employees who have entered the company at the same time.
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>> he is one of the first graduates of the project. in april last year he joined an auto sales company. he was recruited to the company alone so when he didn't understand something, there was nobody around to ask for help. inevitably, he made mistakes. >> translator: my mentor is ten years older than me. i didn't know if i could ask questions. i thought i would make him angr angry. >> he had dinner with a graduate of the program. he joined a farm machinery sales company in the same year. they have kept in touch swapping stories. >> translator: how is it going? >>. >> translator: not good. i'm making a lot of mistakes.
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i understand why people want to quit their jobs after a short time. now i know how they feel. >> translator: it's tough when you don't know how to talk to others in your office. >> translator: i'm not sure if it's a generation gap or not but whatever it is, that's the reality. and i'm having trouble dealing with it. you need someone close to your age to bridge that gap. >> but he is learning. now in his second year with the company, he lectures new employees as part of a training program. the comradery of young people sharing burden despite working in different companies might help more to stick with the program. and that's the latest in business news for this hour. i'll leave you with a check on markets.
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protesters took to the streets to protest the demonstration of the local leader. he was planning to visit the government to call for the return of seized land. police say he's being investigated for alleged graft. the residents held a rally to protest the detention. thousands of people marched in the streets chanting that they
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want their land and their leader back. they also launched a campaign to collect signatures. it is known as a democracy village. four years ago authorities allowed residents to choose their own leader and village committee by popular vote. the rare step under one party rule was introduced after fierce protest over land seizures. a day of violence in afghanistan on monday has killed more than 20 people in at least three different incidents. the taliban claimed responsibility for two explosions in the capital. a suicide bomber targeted a mini bus in kabul monday. the bus was carrying security contractors from nepal. at least 14 people were killed. >> translator: after the blast, i saw wounded people lying on the ground. and the driver was yelling for help. after awhile, police and ambulances arrived. it was really horrible. >> the leader on monday another
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blast in kabul wounded four people including a council member. in the northeastern province, a bomb hidden in a hand cart exploded in a crowded market killing at least eight civilians. last month, the taliban announced the new leader after one was killed in a u.s. drone strike. the u.s. tightened security against possible retaliation. insurgent have been intensifying attack s since the combat missin in 2014. the u.s. navy began exercises with two aircraft carriers. manila is facing the growing presence of china in the south china sea. the u.s. pacific fleet announced that the uss ronald reagan and uss john began air drills. the u.s. as a pacific leader as a national interest in
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maintaining security and prols p prosperity. a u.s. official familiar with the plans of the operation as saying that the message of the exercise is unmistakable and the timing deliberate. the article notes that an international arbitration court is expected to make a ruling in the case filed by the philippines against china's claims in the south china sea. the u.s. navy offered an olive branch to beijing inviting gnat ivy to a multi national drill off hawaii in late june. newspapers around the world are closing their doors because of falling circulation. a japanese newspaper in the u.s. could meet the same fate. more than a century of community ties may not be enough to save it. nhk world has that story.
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>> reporter: it is one of the oldest newspapers published in the united states starting with japanese american comedy. the paper was all in japanese when it launched in 1903 the english section was added later. this special edition on japan's attack on pearl harbor in 1941. it also advised leaders to follow interactions with u.s. government and keep ties with americans. advertisements for japanese businesses and provided useful information. for more than a century it has made itself an indispensable art of the japanese-american
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community. >> the japanese community over the years became more diverse and more dispersed geographically. it it was kind of like the glue. >> reporter: but this march, the newspaper announced out of the blue it may shut down in december. the publisher said as its peak in the 1980s, the newspaper printed 23,000 copies. but circulation has now dropped to one-third that figure. younger generations tend not to read newspapers. they add americans of japanese dissent are less interested in joining the japanese-american community. >> i don't really know much about japanese culture or things as much.
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>> reporter: mika, like his grandfather and father before him, the publishers. he now plans to work with a store run by a third-generation japanese-american. he wants to sell t-shirts featuring the paper's logo and the photos it has printed over the years. >> even a little revenue from the t-shirts, besides the recognition, you're helping us take a step here and a step there. >> my grandfather reading the newspaper, and myself and my parents read the newspaper, try to do my part. >> reporter: at a meeting of japanese-americans, he frankly describes the paper's financial situation and asks for support. >> translator: if people ask their children and grandchildren to subscribe to the paper, i believe that will be a great help in the long run. >> we want to stay around. we know we need to change.
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i consider it a long journey uphill. and you go one step at a time. and you have to be patient. >> reporter: the newspaper has helped japanese-americans navigate u.s. society for more than a century. as their community changes, the paper must evolve to survive. nhk world, los angeles. earlier remention we mentioned torrential rains. robert speta joins us. >> a big surge of energy bringing wide spread showers and follow the cloud cover back towards eastern china where in the past 24 hours we have seen reports of about 200 to 240 millimeters of precipitation causing flooding here, as well. rather significant a few locations as we look ahead over the course of tuesday into wednesday, we still could see an
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additional 80 to possibly 100 millimeters out here. separately even another low pulling through northeastern china bringing thunderstorms up there. some of them could become rather strong, maybe hail coming out of that and this new low actually developing in eastern china will eventually pull towards the east bringing the second round of precipitation wednesday into thursday across parts. i want to take your attention to the tropics. i know here in 2016 we have been seeing an exceptionally slow tropical season but some of our computer models picking up on the possibility of a storm developing over in the next several days at the very least we're looking at wide spread precipitation across the sea there into the western locations of the philippines and eventually possibly out there towards the north into southern china. watch out for the next several days but you have been suffering from drought lately out here, this is some fantastic news as far as a much-needed
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precipitation. the middle of i-35 thunderstorms and hong kong partly cloudy and taipei 30 and tokyo showers throughout the day on tuesday especially into the afternoon hours. let's take a look here in australia. look at the wind report actually on sunday 107 kilometers per hour. you can see the storm system here. this is this very mature low, low over and dropped tremendous amount of precipitation also severe thunderstorms. i want to show you video we have out of southeastern queens land here where you saw high winds and a possible tornado that blew through this area and tore roofs off of homes, buildings severely damaged on sunday over 30 people actually were displaced. good news no casualties reported. look at this. incredible damage. yes, australia does get tornados out there and even in this time of year, actually, we're right at the winter solstice in the southern hem spiispherehemisphe.
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a few more shower expected into victoria. the winter solstice actually june 21st is the summer solstice and well, it does look like we have thunderstorms flaring up. temperatures are also on the rise exceptional head across much of the south and even a tropical system there into mexico actually this is daniel. the fourth named storm system of the tropical season in the atlantic record-breaking early named storms. let's take a look at the temperatures. los angeles with a high of 30. it is a hot one out there. oklahoma city 34. denver, 37 there on your tuesday. all right. here is the extended outlook.
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and that is all for this edition of nhk ""newsline."" i'm kathrynx0
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