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Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered evacuation – NHK



TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) – Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides hit the coastal city of Atami southwest of Tokyo.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alarms in three prefectures on Kyushu Island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate.

A week ago, a rainstorm hit the town of Atami, triggering a landslide that has killed at least nine people and left 20 missing. Read more

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Clip by Tom Hogue

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