Japan weather forecast, Japanese Tsunami, and the Japanese earthquake forecast

     The earthquake hit Sichuan in China today and I just remember the time to live in Shanghai as an expat. If you are not local and especially if you don't understand the local language, it's quite stressful to be away from the local emergency news.

     So here I've gathered the top 4 on the local on-line information about the Japanese weather forecast.

The best and realistic information about Japanese weather forecast, Japanese Tsunami Warnings, the Japanese earthquake forecast, and the Japanese climate

    If you don't understand Japanese, you can check out the English version in Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) or in Japan National Tourism Organization(JNTO). As JMA is a part of Japanese government, it's the most realistic information and you can also find the following menue.

     1, Warnings/ Advisories

weather warnings/ Advisories

Real-time landslide Risk Map

Marine Warnings

Tropical Cyclone Information

     2, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Tsunami Warnings/ Advisories

Volcanic warnings

Eruption Notice

Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts

     3, Weather Forecasts and Analysis

Daily Forecasts

Distribution/ Three-hourly Forecasts

Seasonal Forecasts

UV index

     4, Climate and Ocean

Climate of Japan

Oceanographic Observation

State of the Ocean Climate

Atmospheric Environment 

Oceanic Carbon Cycle

The climate of Japan is totally different depends on the area and the season, so where and when is the best season to travel in Japan?

     Japan has four distinct seasons with a climate ranging from subarctic in the north to subtropical in the south. Conditions are different between the Pacific side and the Sea of Japan side.

     Northern Japan has warm summers and very cold winters with heavy snow on the Sea of Japan side and in mountainous areas.

     Eastern Japan has hot and humid summers and cold winters with very heavy snow on the Sea of Japan side and in Mountainous areas. 

     Western Japan has very hot and humid summers (with temperatures sometimes reaching 35 oC or above) and moderately cold winters. 

     Okinawa and Amami have a subtropical oceanic climate. These areas have hot and humid summers (with temperatures rarely reaching 35 oC or above) and mild winters.

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