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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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Heavy rainfall has been affecting the northern and north-central Prefectures of Honshu Island (Japan's main island), particularly Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Ishikawa, Yamagata, Niigata, Fukui and Fukushima.

According to the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), three people are missing. Several villages in Niigata and Fukushima have been isolated due to landslides and floods. First reports confirmed at least 90 damaged houses.

An alert level five (the highest on Japan's disaster warning scale, warning residents to immediately head to an evacuation center) has been issued for 174,464 people in Niigata and Ishikawa Prefectures. An alert level four (evacuation orders) is valid for approximately 367,000 people in the Prefectures of Aomori, Yamagata, Fukushima, Niigata, Ishikawa and Fukui.

Over the next 24 hours, very heavy rainfall is forecast over central and north-central Prefectures of Honshu Island.

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Humanitarian Impact
  367,000
      Affected Persons
  367,000
        Displaced Persons

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

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