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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday will visit Kumamoto, the prefecture hit hardest by torrential rain a week ago, as recovery efforts continued after more than 100 rivers in the region and elsewhere overflowed.

Abe’s first tour to see the devastation will include a meeting with Gov. Ikuo Kabashima and a visit to the Senjuen nursing home, where 14 people died after the Kuma River flooded, the Prime Minister’s Office said Sunday.

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