Residents Begin Cleanup As Death Toll Hits 74

Residents begin cleanup as death toll hits 74

People in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from deadly flooding.

NHK has learned that the death toll has now risen to 74. Rescuers are searching for about 10 people who are still missing 4 days after the storm.

Hagibis Leaves Residents Struggling To Rebuild

Hagibis leaves residents struggling to rebuild

Nagano Prefecture in central Japan is facing a lengthy clean-up process as officials continue to assess the extent of the damage after the nearby river burst its banks. But the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis hasn't damaged the resolve of residents going forward. NHK World's Haruka Nouchi is in the area and has more.

Haruka Nouchi: I'm at the bank of the Chikuma River. You can see the riverbed on the right side and how the levee was completely destroyed by the huge flood.There are many heavy machines putting blocks along the banks.

Nursing Home Residents Being Rescued

Nursing home residents being rescued

A rescue operation is underway at a nursing home in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, where about 260 people are reportedly stranded due to a flood.

Police and fire officials say the Oppe River overflowed and flooded a large part of the Shimo-osaka district in the city of Kawagoe.

Evacuation Order For 619,000 Residents

Evacuation order for 619,000 residents

Authorities have now ordered more than 600,000 people in 10 prefectures in eastern, central, and northeastern Japan to evacuate their homes immediately as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the directives apply to about 619,000 residents in Fukushima, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, and Mie prefectures.

Evacuation Order For 262,000 Residents

Evacuation order for 262,000 residents

Authorities have now ordered hundreds of thousand people in eight prefectures in eastern and central Japan to evacuate their homes immediately as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan.

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the directives apply to more than 262,000 residents in Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, and Mie prefectures.

Calls On Chiba Residents To Evacuate Early

Calls on Chiba residents to evacuate early

A large and violent typhoon is approaching mainland Japan, and volunteers are calling on residents in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, to make an early evacuation. The area was hit hard by a powerful typhoon a month ago.

Typhoon Faxai damaged more than 34,000 homes in Chiba Prefecture and many residents are still forced to live in unrepaired houses even one month after the disaster.

Many Chiba Residents Still Without Power

Many Chiba residents still without power

A week after Typhoon Faxai struck Chiba Prefecture, life is still difficult for many people, with water and power yet to be restored to thousands of residents.

The typhoon swept through the greater Tokyo area on September 8 and 9. Up to 640,000 homes in Chiba were left without power.

Chiba Residents Advised To Evacuate

Chiba residents advised to evacuate

Evacuation advisories are in effect for tens of thousands of residents near Tokyo whose homes are risk from possible mudslides.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warns of heavy rain and thunder, just a week after Typhoon Faxai knocked out power in many parts of Chiba Prefecture.

Residents Urged To Act To Protect Their Lives

Residents urged to act to protect their lives

The Meteorological Agency says people in areas hit by severe rainfall in southwestern Japan should do everything they can to protect their lives.

The agency issued its highest-level emergency warning for extremely heavy rain in some cities and towns in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures in the Kyushu region on Wednesday morning.

Ex-residents Return From Russian-held Islands

Ex-residents return from Russian-held islands

Former Japanese residents of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan have returned to Hokkaido after visiting their ancestors' graves on the islands.

The flights are part of an agreement reached at a Japan-Russia summit in April 2017 to help ease the travel burden for the elderly visitors.

Ex-japanese Residents Fly To Russian-held Islands

Ex-Japanese residents fly to Russian-held islands

Former Japanese residents of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan have arrived in the territory to visit the graves of their ancestors.

A group of 67 people, including government officials, left Nakashibetsu Airport in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido for the islands by chartered Russian plane before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Residents Warned Of Landslides

Residents warned of landslides

Weather officials have lifted all highest-level emergency rain warnings for Nagasaki Prefecture. But they are calling on residents to stay on high alert for landslides and other disasters amid torrential rains.

On Saturday morning, the Meteorological Agency issued evacuation orders or advisories for nearly 100,000 residents across all affected areas.