• Kyodo


The weather agency warned Wednesday of the risk of further flooding, swollen rivers and mudslides across wide areas of the nation as heavy rain from last week continues unabated, having left at least eight people dead already.

The Meteorological Agency said more rain was forecast to hit areas from the west to the north of the country through Thursday as a stationary front was expected to move north along the archipelago.

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