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Torrential rains lashed much of Japan on Sunday, submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people died after a landslide in Nagano Prefecture.

Large parts of Japan, particularly the island of Kyushu, saw record levels of rainfall, causing rivers to overflow and triggering landslides. As of Sunday morning the rain had stopped in much of Kyushu, even as Tokyo and other parts of the country were pounded by the downpour.

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