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    Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage site

    More than 200 people have died in flooding and mudslides in Thailand since mid-July, and water has inundated a World Heritage site.......
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    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_33.html

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    Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage site

    Thailand floods threaten Bangkok

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      Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage site

      Record rain wreaking havoc in Thailand

      In Thailand, floods and mudslides caused by record-high tropical storm and monsoon rainfall since July has caused widespread damage, including casualties and plant shutdowns........

      Thursday, October 06, 2011 16:31 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_24.html

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        Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 252, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

        Thailand warns of Bangkok flood threat

        By Anusak Konglang (AFP) 6 hours ago

        BANGKOK Thailand's prime minister warned Friday that Bangkok was under threat from the country's worst floods in decades as the authorities stepped up efforts to protect the capital and key industrial areas.

        "The flooding situation is now considered a serious crisis," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said in a nationally televised address, noting that 252 people have died across the country due to more than two months of heavy rains.

        While the capital has so far escaped major flooding, Yingluck said the city of 12 million people would not escape unscathed.

        "It is going to directly affect Bangkok," she said.
        ...
        The authorities raced to put up flood walls alongside canals and rivers on Bangkok's northern outskirts as huge amounts of muddy water flow down river.

        "Nothing could be worse than the current situation, but the most important thing is to prevent flooding in Bangkok and two industrial estates" north of the city, said Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi.

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          Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

          Deadly Thai floods close factories, threaten Bangkok


          BANGKOK | Sun Oct 9, 2011 11:00am EDT


          BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nearly 200 factories, including one run by Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co Ltd, closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya because of flooding, which could threaten Bangkok this week, officials said on Sunday.

          About 261 people have died since late July in flood-related incidents, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. Some 2.3 million people have been affected in the worst flooding to hit parts of Thailand in 50 years, mainly in the center, north and northeast.

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          http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7951WC20111009
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            Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

            Floods in Thailand affect Japanese plants

            The floods in Thailand are having a major impact on Japanese companies operating there.

            Thailand has had record monsoon rainfall since July. Its government says that over 260 people have died, and about 2.4 million have suffered damage, including flooding of their homes.........
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            Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:36 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_15.html

            Floods in Thailand affect Japanese companies

            Thailand's worst flooding in half a century is hampering production at Japanese companies in the country.....

            .....The Thai government says at least 269 people have been killed and 2.3 million have been affected by the nationwide floods and mudslides since late July......

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            Tuesday, October 11, 2011 19:52 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_30.html

            Floods Force Japanese Firms to Suspend Production in Thailand

            Tokyo, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese companies have been forced to suspend production in Thailand because of floods that have affected the Southeast Asian country since July......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011101100787

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              Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

              Thai govt issues evacuation order in Ayutthaya

              The government has ordered people in another industrial estate and its vicinity in central Thailand to evacuate, due to possible flooding from a nearby river.......
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              Wednesday, October 12, 2011 20:23 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_32.html

              Thailand tallies rising cost of nationwide floods

              BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand is counting the multibillion dollar cost of nationwide flooding that has killed nearly 270 people and may yet cause more havoc as waters threaten to engulf the country's capital......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu094000c.html

              Flooding in Thailand halts production of Honda, Toyota

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have suspended some of their vehicle manufacturing in Thailand after key production bases were affected by flooding, officials of the companies said Tuesday......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu095000c.html

              Toyota to halt production in Thailand at least through Saturday

              NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has decided to extend the suspension of vehicle production in Thailand through Saturday due to disruptions to its supply chain caused by devastating flooding.......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu096000c.html

              Flooding in Thailand crippling Japanese manufacturers

              Months of heavy rain and subsequent flooding are causing huge problems for Japanese companies that have made Thailand their manufacturing and export base in Southeast Asia......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201110120316.html

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                Thai flooding halts work at 762 plants

                Much of Thailand remains underwater following weeks of torrential downpours and flooding......
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                Thursday, October 13, 2011 06:34 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_07.html

                Japanese firms take measures at Thai flooding

                Some of Japan's big firms are scrambling to back up production at plants in flood-hit Thailand.......
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                Thursday, October 13, 2011 06:34 +0900 (JST)
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                Flood causes widespread damage in Thailand

                Water from a swollen river has flooded another industrial complex in Thailand, causing more damage to Japanese firms in the country........
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                Thursday, October 13, 2011 18:10 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_34.html

                Floods disrupt Japanese carmakers' production in Thailand

                The suspension of production at Japanese automakers' plants in Thailand has continued due to continued flooding in the region......

                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201110130275.html

                Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city

                AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) -- The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find - inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, even huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam......

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in059000c.html

                Businesses of Japanese firms affected by flooding in Thailand

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- More Japanese companies are found to be affected by devastating flooding in Thailand on Wednesday, forcing them to suspend production without clear prospects for resuming operations.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu084000c.html

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                  Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                  Residents in Bangkok advised to evacuate

                  The Thai government has advised residents in some parts of Bangkok to evacuate as the city is inundated by flood water....
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                  Friday, October 14, 2011 08:26 +0900 (JST)
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                  Thai flood forces firms to review production

                  Japanese companies hit by severe flooding in Thailand are being forced to consider relocating production......
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                  Friday, October 14, 2011 10:31 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/14_13.html

                  Carmakers extend stoppages in Thailand

                  Japanese automakers Honda, Toyota and Isuzu say they will extend production stoppages in Thailand next week due to severe flooding.....
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                  Friday, October 14, 2011 22:21 +0900 (JST)
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                  More Japanese factories inundated by Thai floods

                  BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- A final few hundred workers abandoned Thursday factories, many of them Japanese, in the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand's central Ayutthaya Province due to massive flooding.....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu108000c.html

                  Thai Floods Htting Japanese Automakers Hard

                  Tokyo, Oct. 14 (Jiji Press)--Massive floods in Thailand have been dealing a severe blow to Japanese automakers' local production footholds......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011101401039

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                    Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                    Flood in Thailand spreads to Bangkok

                    Flooding caused by record rainfall in Thailand has spread from the central province of Ayutthaya to the capital Bangkok......
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                    Saturday, October 15, 2011 06:34 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_12.html

                    Toyota extends Thai output halt to Oct. 22 due to flooding

                    NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it has decided to extend its production suspension at its three plants in Thailand through Oct. 22 due to flooding that has disrupted its supply chain......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu029000c.html

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                      Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                      Bangkok on flood alert

                      The Thai capital of Bangkok is on high alert for flooding after record rainfall struck the region.....
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                      Sunday, October 16, 2011 06:32 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_03.html

                      Bangkok braced for flooding

                      The Thai capital of Bangkok is bracing for possible flood damage, as tides have reached their highest levels since the heavy rainfall began......

                      Sunday, October 16, 2011 22:54 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_13.html

                      Flood barriers around Thai capital hold up so far

                      RANGSIT, Thailand (AP) -- Flood barriers protecting the Thai capital from the country's worst floodwaters in decades have been holding up so far.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in048000c.html

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                        Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                        Bangkok braces for new round of floods at the end of October

                        Report

                        Government of Thailand

                        BANGKOK, 16 October 2011 (NNT) - Inner Bangkok is certain to be safe from the big flood expected this weekend and next.

                        Royal Irrigation Department Director-General Chalit Damrongsak said the much-talked-about large volume of floodwater has passed Bangkok and drifted to the sea. The flood levels around Bangkok is however still stable as floodwater remaining in most fields in the North and at various industrial estates started flowing down slowly to the mouth of the Chao Phraya via various tributaries, causing the level of water in the Chao Phraya River to remain high.

                        Speaking at a press conference at the Flood Relief Operations Center, Mr Chalit thanked people along Klong Rangsit 8, 9 and 10 for allowing officials to open floodgates, enabling the officials to control the direction of flood water. However, some parts on the outskirts of Bangkok such as in Chiang Rak area on the east are still under threats, and numerous water pumping machines have been installed to protect the areas. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is setting up sand bags on a distance of 6 kilometers to prevent ravaging floods.

                        The Director-General said sea tide is forecasted to rise to its height again during 28-30 October. He therefore asked people not to demolish flood walls but to reinforce them for a certain period of time.

                        http://reliefweb.int/node/453124
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                          Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                          Bangkok braced for flooding

                          The Thai capital of Bangkok is on high alert for flooding after record rainfall the country......

                          Monday, October 17, 2011 05:54 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_03.html

                          Crocodiles escaped from farms in Thailand

                          The Thai government is asking people to be on the lookout for crocodiles that have escaped from captivity.....
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                          Monday, October 17, 2011 05:54 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_06.html

                          Fresh floods hit Thai industrial complex

                          Thailand's largest industrial complex near Bangkok was flooded on Monday, prompting concerns of more damage to Japanese companies operating in the country......

                          Monday, October 17, 2011 18:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_26.html

                          Thai floods crippling carmakers

                          The massive floods in Thailand are having a serious impact on the operations of Japanese carmakers, not only within Thailand but in other Asian countries as well.....

                          Monday, October 17, 2011 18:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_27.html

                          Floods spread in Southeast Asia

                          Floods triggered by heavy rains in Southeast Asia are causing serious damage across the region......
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                          Monday, October 17, 2011 22:13 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_31.html

                          Facing flood, oldest Thai factory park evacuated

                          BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities have ordered the immediate evacuation of the country's oldest industrial park after floodwaters breached its defenses and threatened to inundate the factories inside.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in091000c.html

                          Evacuation Warning Issued in Thai Zone Hosting Many Japan Firms

                          Bangkok, Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--The Thai government on Monday issued an flood evacuation warning for an industrial park that hosts factories of about 100 Japanese companies......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011101700745

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                            Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                            Over 400 Thai Japanese-affiliated firms damaged

                            The flooding in Thailand continues to have a huge effect on people and the economy.......
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                            Tuesday, October 18, 2011 07:42 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_08.html

                            Toyota may extend stoppage in Thailand

                            Toyota Motor is likely to extend into next week its production stoppage in Thailand due to a shortage of parts supplies......
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                            Tuesday, October 18, 2011 08:50 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_09.html

                            Resona to offer loans to firms in Thailand

                            Japan's Resona Holdings says it will extend 260 million dollars in loans to Japanese firms in Thailand that are struggling to recover from heavy flooding......

                            Tuesday, October 18, 2011 15:00 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_23.html

                            Floodwater approaching northern Bangkok

                            Residents and troops are piling up sandbags along canals in northern Bangkok to try to stop floodwater from reaching central parts of the Thai capital......

                            Tuesday, October 18, 2011 19:57 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_31.html

                            Thai industrial estates brace for flooding

                            People in Thailand are taking emergency measures to prevent floodwaters from approaching the capital, Bangkok.....
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                            Tuesday, October 18, 2011 20:31 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_32.html

                            Global fallout of Thai floods / Parts makers' production delays expected to last months

                            The worst flooding in half a century has forced a number of parts makers and Japanese manufacturers to halt production in Thailand, raising fears the flooding may affect manufacturing worldwide.....
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                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111017004860.htm

                            Thailand flooding threatens global auto production, sales

                            PATHUM THANI, Thailand -- One of Thailand's largest industrial parks has been forced to close because of flooding, bringing new hardships to Japanese companies in the country.......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201110180291.html

                            Sony, Mitsubishi Electric to offer donations for Thai flood

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Sony Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Monday they will offer donations to help people affected by the devastating flooding in Thailand and support recovery efforts......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu086000c.html

                            Bangkok reinforcing flood defenses, death toll 315

                            BANGKOK (AP) -- Soldiers, civil servants and families worked frantically Tuesday to add more than 1 million sandbags to Bangkok's vulnerable northern flood defenses after the city's governor warned they were needed to keep waters from swamping the capital......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in040000c.html

                            Resona Sets Up Fund for Flood-Hit Japan Firms in Thailand

                            Tokyo, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Resona Holdings Inc. <8308> said Tuesday it has established a fund to provide loans for supporting Japanese companies in Thailand that have been hit by the recent flooding in the Southeast Asian nation......

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011101800602

                            JICA to Send Experts to Flood-Hit Thailand

                            Bangkok, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Japan International Cooperation Agency decided Tuesday to send three officials to Thailand, which has been hit by a spate of floods, to find out how Japan can aid recovery efforts......

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011101800950

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                              Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 261, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                              Japanese firms seek Thai gov't support

                              Japanese business groups in Thailand will ask the Thai government to support companies hard-hit by the flooding there.......
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                              Wednesday, October 19, 2011 09:39 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_09.html

                              All Japanese automakers to stop production in Thai

                              All Japanese automakers still operating in flood-hit Thailand are to halt their production from Thursday.....
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                              Wednesday, October 19, 2011 18:28 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_32.html

                              Evacuation preparation advisory issued for Bangkok

                              Residents of Bangkok are being advised to prepare for evacuation in case of floods caused by heavy rain that has been hitting Thailand.......
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                              Wednesday, October 19, 2011 20:01 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_33.html

                              Thai industrial park at risk / Floods could swamp largest complex in Thailand in days

                              BANGKOK--The Navanakorn Industrial Park, the largest of its kind in Thailand, could be submerged within two days due to major flooding, a local TV station reported Tuesday.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111018004559.htm

                              Floodwaters encroach on Bangkok

                              BANGKOK -- Thailand's worst floods in decades have now encroached on suburbs of the capital after inundating outlying industrial estates and causing havoc......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201110190301.html

                              Resona to offer low-interest loans to flood-hit firms in Thailand

                              Japanese companies hard hit by the devastating flooding in Thailand can now expect a little help.....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201110190336.html

                              Honda hopes for early restart of operations in flood-hit Thailand

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Hiroshi Kobayashi, the head of Asian Honda Motor Co., Honda Motor Co.'s Bangkok-based Asia and Oceania regional headquarters, said Tuesday that the automaker, which halted production in Thailand earlier this month due to flooding, hopes to resume production within a month of the water retreating.......

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu105000c.html

                              Japan to provide 25 mil. yen additional aid to flood-hit Thailand

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will provide 25 million yen worth of additional aid to flood-hit Thailand to deliver motors for rescue boats, life jackets, makeshift bathrooms and other supplies, the Japanese Embassy said Wednesday.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu106000c.html

                              Japan to dispatch researchers to survey Thai reconstruction needs

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government said Tuesday it will dispatch two researchers to Thailand to inspect damage from the devastating flooding in the country and assess what is needed to support reconstruction.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

                              Nissan to Suspend Thai Plant until Oct. 28

                              Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--Nissan Motor Co. <7201> said Wednesday it plans to halt operations at its plant in Thailand until Oct. 28 due to parts supply shortages caused by the floods that have affected the Southeast Asian nation.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011101900889

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