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Torrential rain continued Friday in central prefectures along the Sea of Japan, with the weather agency continuing to warn of landslides and floods in wider regions hit hard by downpours since the previous day.

Some areas in Fukui, Shiga and Shimane Prefectures saw record hourly precipitation, the Meteorological Agency said, with Minamiechizen in Fukui Prefecture logging 74 millimeters of rain in one hour Friday morning.

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