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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Wikipedia

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 125.8 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Japanese yen

Prime minister: Fumio Kishida

Gross domestic product: 5.065 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

Emperor: Naruhito

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Authorities issued evacuation orders to over 300,000 people in northern and central Japan after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides. As of 04 August, evacuation orders had been issued in Aomori, Iwate, Yamagata, Fukushima, Niigata, Ishikawa and Fukui prefectures. FDMA reported 92 homes damaged across Aomori, Iwate, Akita and Fukushima prefectures. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said in a statement of 04 August that houses were also damaged in Yamagata and Niigata prefectures. A bridge in Iide, Yamagata was also destroyed and witnesses said a car that was on the bridge at the time was swept away. Roads were flooded and bridges damaged in Sekikawa, Niigata Prefecture. FDMA reported one person missing in Ichinohe in Iwate Prefecture. The Chief Cabinet Secretary said there were several other reports of missing people.

The overflowing Nakanosawa River flooded homes and roads in Kitashiobara, Fukushima, leaving residents isolated. Two people were rescued from a vehicle that was caught in a landslide in the city of Murakami, Niigata Prefecture, while firefighters rescued several people trapped in flood waters in other areas of the city. The Kakegawa River was above danger levels in Komatsu city in Ishikawa Prefecture, and the Kuise River at Akasaka-cho, Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, as of 04 August 2022.

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Humanitarian Impact
  300,000
      Affected Persons
  300,000
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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