People in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from flooding. NHK has learned the death toll has risen to 77. Rescuers are searching for 10 people who are still missing.
People in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, have begun the daunting task of cleaning up. Volunteers have been dispatched to help the elderly clear out mud from their homes.
People in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover four days after flooding left their communities under water. NHK has learned the death toll has now risen to 75. Rescuers are searching for 10 people who are still missing.
People in Tochigi Prefecture are cleaning up. Residents are removing waterlogged flooring, furniture and electronics. Volunteers have been dispatched in some locations to help the elderly get mud out of their homes.
Japan's land ministry says Typhoon Hagibis caused 66 levees to break on 47 rivers around the country and it's focused on flood recovery efforts.
Land Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said: "The ministry is working around the clock on recovery efforts. Building temporary dikes and dealing with flooding is the urgent first step to help people affected by the storm."
Slow progress in reconstruction work from a powerful typhoon is forcing many residents of Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, to live in unrepaired houses one month after the disaster.
Typhoon Faxai wreaked havoc in the prefecture on September 9, leaving wide areas without power or water for days or even weeks. Local authorities have confirmed that the storm damaged more than 34,000 homes.
Japanese space agency JAXA says it has successfully sent cargo back from space for the first time.
A capsule containing crystalized proteins returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday morning Japan Time as scheduled. It splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and JAXA sent a ship to recover it.
Japan's first recovery capsule returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday morning Japan time as scheduled.
Japanese space agency JAXA confirmed that it landed shortly after 7:00 AM in the Pacific Ocean near Minamitorishima in the Ogasawara Islands. The capsule will be recovered by ship.
In US Major League Baseball, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is making a steady recovery from last month's surgery on his pitching arm.
Japanese two-way baseball player Shohei Ohtani had Tommy John surgery in October to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and is now undergoing rehabilitation.
City officials of Sapporo in quake-hit Hokkaido say it will take at least 3 months before recovery work can start in an area badly damaged by land liquefaction.
More than 10 buildings tilted and roads sank in the Satozuka district in the city's Kiyota Ward after the September 6th earthquake triggered widespread liquefaction.