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.
A 6.1 magnitude quake hit the western city during the morning commute. It was the largest since records began in 1923. A number of casualties have been reported.
The world's oldest person, who has died in Japan aged 117, was born five years before Japan's victory in the Russo-Japanese war, marking the start of the modern era in the country. Another Japanese woman takes her place.
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.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led a somber ceremony in Tokyo to mark the seventh anniversary of the tsunami disaster. The tragedy killed some 18,500 people and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
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