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Date : September 24, 2013

Notice (Press Briefing): What caused extreme warmth and rainfall over Japan in summer 2013? (September 24, 2013)

post date : 2013.09.13

What caused extreme warmth and rainfall over Japan in summer 2013?


Briefer: Prof. Hisashi Nakamura, RCAST, The University of Tokyo


This summer Japan experienced sweltering heat and heavy rain. On September 2, the Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) Advisory Panel on Extreme Climate Events of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) officially stated that high temperature records and light/heavy precipitation in the summer were “extreme weather.”


FPCJ has invited Prof. Hisashi Nakamura of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, to talk about the factors that caused extreme weather this summer.


Prof. Nakamura is a global expert researching roles of air-sea interaction and remote atmospheric influence on climate variability. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the abovementioned Advisory Panel on Extreme Climate Events.


Date & Time: September 24 (Tue), 2013, 14:00-15:00


Place: Foreign Press Center / Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)


Language: English only


Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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