In Japan 6 Died, 3 Missing Due To Heavy Rainfall
Tokyo Latest Updates: Heavy rainfall in southwestern Japan's Kyushu island resulted in floods and landslides, causing up to six fatalities and leaving three individuals missing. On Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency downgraded the earlier special warnings for heavy rains in the island's northern parts to lower-level advisories, while emphasizing the need for residents to remain vigilant against potential landslides.
The recent torrential rain in Japan is part of a global trend of unusually heavy precipitation, which has raised concerns about the impact of climate change. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno reported three confirmed deaths, three additional fatalities potentially related to the disaster, three missing individuals, and two minor injuries during a regular news conference.
Due to the rain, tire manufacturer Bridgestone had to halt operations at four factories in Kyushu on Monday. However, the plants resumed their activities by Tuesday morning, according to a company spokesperson.