Torrential rainfall is causing landslides and floods as a storm makes its way towards eastern Japan. One person is missing and at least 36 have been injured.
Typhoon Malakas has been downgraded to a tropical storm as the wind velocity has decreased.
Authorities had at one time advised or ordered about 700,000 people to evacuate their homes in parts of western and southern Japan.
Airlines have canceled more than 180 domestic flights.
Residents of Kagoshima Prefecture found a concrete bridge completely washed over. They found spots of landslides along the river.
Another river flooded a town in neighboring Miyazaki Prefecture. The water came up as high as 1 meter.
Weather officials are warning of possible mudslides, floods and tornadoes as the storm heads towards the Greater Tokyo Area.
Source and image: NHK