Hugo Torii, Garden Curator, works together with his team of gardeners throughout the course of the year to implement protective and preventative measures for these extreme weather conditions. Below are a handful of examples of practices that Torii and the team incorporate into their daily maintenance of the Garden:
Grotesque is directed by Kōji Shiraishi. Shiraishi is mostly noted nowadays for directing incredible found footage films like Noroi: The Curse, Occult, and A Record of Sweet Murder. However, in 2009 he also released the extreme horror film Grotesque, which stands out in his filmography. The film leaves behind found footage in order to focus on sickly realism that takes place in only a couple of claustrophobic locations. After the sweeping cosmic implications of his other films, Grotesque is very insular and smaller in scale.
During the last two summers, La Nina conditions were dominant in eastern Australia. La Nina is a meteorological phenomenon where the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean cools, leading to increased rainfall, particularly in the east and north of the country. This resulted in extreme flooding during summer in February and March of 2022, causing extensive damage. This followed another flood in March 2021 in the same area. Extensive flooding, leading to stagnant water during the summer is relevant for Japanese Encephalitis for two reasons. First, it provides ample breeding sites to competent vectors of the virus, such as Culex annulirostris. Second, it provides habitat for water birds, which can transport Japanese encephalitis over long distances. One hypothesis for the expansion of Japanese Encephalitis along the eastern States of Australia involves the transport of the virus in migrating water birds, with immunologically naïve hatchlings providing sufficient hosts for the virus to establish.
As with many diseases, it is difficult to predict the future course of this Japanese Encephalitis outbreak in eastern and southern Australia. The main question is whether or not Japanese Encephalitis virus will become endemic in local pig, mosquito and water bird populations. In that case, it will return year after year, infecting more people, potentially necessitating a widespread vaccination program. Unfortunately, vaccinating pigs at piggeries will not sufficiently control transmission, partly because feral pigs are quite common in Australia, which cannot be vaccinated. Mosquito surveillance and control will be important to monitor and curb transmission. Community outreach will be crucial to raise awareness of the importance of adequate protection from mosquito bites, especially for children. Australia is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. Warmer oceans increase the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, further increasing the intensity of extreme rainfall, leading to extreme flooding, such as what happened recently in the eastern States.
In February 1970, the Japanese Mount Everest Ski Expedition arrived in Katmandu. As much a scientific mission as an extreme skiing adventure, the squad included mountaineers, scientists, a ski team, a film crew, photographers and members of the press. It took 800 porters to carry 27 tons of equipment to the Everest base camp, a 185-mile, 22-day journey that began on March 6, 1970.
Longstanding traditions combined with constant innovation make Japan a place like no other. But now the country is making history and headlines for reasons that go far beyond technological breakthroughs. Over the past decade, Japan has experienced a variety of record-breaking extreme weather events that only confirm what we know: that the climate crisis is not some far-away event, but a threat that endangers us today.
Our view is that we need to be aware of a potential rise in extreme and persistent social withdrawl during the pandemic. Many young people may currently be feeling hopeless and may not see prospects for a new beginning, or may feel unable to reach their goals. Those that may have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic may also detach to avoid further shame and suffering. An increase in severe and persistent withdrawal will go unnoticed unless we ensure everyone can get the help they need to stay connected with society.
The consequence of climate change in Japan is not limited to ever-intensifying typhoons but also extreme temperature: the average temperature across Japan in the year 2019 was 0.92 degrees Celsius higher than normal years, and the snowfall is being recorded as 70% of that of normal year.  However, the government is not doing enough to mitigate climate change nor actively committing itself to the Paris Agreement. 
Tokyo, Japan-based female-fronted extreme metallers, Ghost Cries, who refer to their music as "dramatic death metal", will release their debut full-length album, Melum Primus, on February 11th via Spiritual Beast.
N2 - This paper applies quantile regression to a structural credit model to investigate the impact of extreme bank asset value fluctuations on capital adequacy and default probabilities (PD) of Japanese Banks. Quantile regression allows modelling of the extreme quantiles of a distribution which allows measurement of capital and PDs at the most extreme points of an economic downturn, when banks are most likely to fail. Outcomes are compared to traditional structural measures. We find highly significant variances in capital adequacy and default probabilities between quantiles, and show how these variances can assist banks and regulators in calculating capital buffers to sustain banks through volatile times.
AB - This paper applies quantile regression to a structural credit model to investigate the impact of extreme bank asset value fluctuations on capital adequacy and default probabilities (PD) of Japanese Banks. Quantile regression allows modelling of the extreme quantiles of a distribution which allows measurement of capital and PDs at the most extreme points of an economic downturn, when banks are most likely to fail. Outcomes are compared to traditional structural measures. We find highly significant variances in capital adequacy and default probabilities between quantiles, and show how these variances can assist banks and regulators in calculating capital buffers to sustain banks through volatile times.
EconPapers FAQ Archive maintainers FAQ Cookies at EconPapers Format for printing The RePEc blog The RePEc plagiarism page Sensitivity analysis of factors relevant to extreme imbalance between procurement plans and actual demand: Case study of the Japanese electricity marketNanae Kaneko, Yu Fujimoto and Yasuhiro HayashiApplied Energy, 2022, vol. 313, issue C, No S0306261922000903Abstract:In a liberalized power system, operators control the power system to compensate for imbalances, which are the differences between the scheduled power procurement in electricity markets and the actual power supply. Interpreting the influence of factors that affect extremely large imbalances (i.e., extreme imbalance events) enables power system operators to implement appropriate system operation plans. Conventionally, such imbalance analysis has focused only on a limited number of factors and described variation in imbalance by utilizing highly interpretable statistical models, assuming that the probability of imbalance events varies monotonically with changes in those factors. In particular, sensitivity analysis of such models can be a powerful tool to support the decision-making of system operators. However, when dealing with the increasingly complex behavior of markets involving many actors, a flexible statistical analysis framework is required to identify informative factors among the various observable quantities, and to describe nonmonotonic relationships when essentially necessary. This study focuses on the statistical behavior of the odds ratio of the extreme imbalance events by concentrating on an inherently large number of explanatory variables. The authors propose a model-based approach using a class of partially linear additive models and a variable selection method to reveal the statistical relationships between the relevant variables and extreme imbalance events. The framework further provides an analysis scheme to determine the response sensitivity of relevant variables to the odds ratio of extreme imbalance events. The usefulness of the framework was demonstrated by applying the approach to a real-world dataset collected in the Japanese electricity market system. The results show that the proposed approach based on partially linear additive models works well to describe the extreme imbalance events; the constructed models derive the interpretable sensitivity curves to clarify the impact of informative variables to extreme events, while identifying monotonicity/nonmonotonicity among variables.Keywords: Electricity market system; Maximal information coefficient; Partially linear additive model; Procurement; Supply imbalance; Sensitivity analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)Date: 2022References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc Citations: Track citations by RSS feedDownloads: (external link) Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers onlyRelated works:This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/TextPersistent link: :eee:appene:v:313:y:2022:i:c:s0306261922000903Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from _home/405891/bibliographic ... 405891/bibliographicDOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118616Access Statistics for this articleApplied Energy is currently edited by J. YanMore articles in Applied Energy from ElsevierBibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu (Obfuscate( 'elsevier.com', 'repec' )). var addthis_config = "data_track_clickback":true; var addthis_share = url:" :eee:appene:v:313:y:2022:i:c:s0306261922000903"Share This site is part of RePEc and all the data displayed here is part of the RePEc data set. Is your work missing from RePEc? Here is how to contribute. Questions or problems? Check the EconPapers FAQ or send mail to Obfuscate( 'oru.se', 'econpapers' ). EconPapers is hosted by the Örebro University School of Business. 041b061a72