Many people have lost their houses in the earthquake that hit the island of Kyushu. They had to spent the night in shelters or outdoors.
At least two people have been killed and about 20 others are missing after huge floods swept away houses and tore up roads in southern Japan. Rescuers are scrambling to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people.
Japanese company Mitsubishi has been ordered by a South Korean court to compensate World War II forced laborers, stoking anger and concerns in Japan. Tokyo insists all claims were settled more than half-a-century ago.
Heavy rain has triggered deadly floods and landslides and left hundreds stranded in southwest Japan, with police and soldiers struggling to clear up debris. Authorities warn that rainfall is expected to continue.
From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman - over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017. The development reveals much about Japan's history and economic base. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
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