Abe Visits Flooded Areas In Nagano Prefecture

Abe visits flooded areas in Nagano Prefecture

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Nagano Prefecture in central Japan to see areas that were flooded by a powerful typhoon.

Abe boarded a helicopter on Sunday to view communities that were inundated when a levee on the Chikuma River broke a week ago.

He visited a district where two people died due to the flooding and observed a moment of silence.

Abe received a briefing on the disaster from the prefecture's governor.

The prime minister also traveled to the northeastern prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima on Thursday to inspect areas flooded during the same typhoon.