An avalanche hit eight people who had been skiing off regular slopes at a ski resort in Hokkaido on Thursday. They are believed to be foreign tourists.
Police say one of the skiers went to seek help. They say one of the group, believed to be a French national, is in critical condition and the others have minor injuries.
The Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 flagships have a nice surprise, with Android 10 rolling out to both models today. The new update arrives through build number 55.1.A.0.748, but strangely only comes with the November 2019 Android security patches, rather than December 2019. It's perhaps a minor niggle, and one that owners of both devices won't worry about given the updates have arrived in early December, rather than weeks later.
Torrential rainfall from a low-pressure system has caused flooding and mudslides in eastern and northeastern Japan. Four people have been confirmed dead. At least two others are missing.
Officials of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture say several rivers running through the city have burst their banks. The officials are calling on citizens to move to upper floors or higher places.
Besides leaving more than 80 people dead, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japanese farms, forests and fisheries hard. Government officials say the damage tops 70 billion yen, or 650 million dollars, as of Monday afternoon.
36 prefectures are reporting financial losses. Damage to agricultural facilities runs to about 255 million dollars.