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.
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.
Rescuers have honed in on 10 buildings in the hope of finding survivors in the rubble of this week's Mexican earthquake. But, reports of a 12-year old girl thought to have been trapped turned out to be untrue.
Japan's largest nuclear power plant has been declared safe by regulators, prompting renewed concerns from critics that operator TEPCO has not learned the lessons of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Julian Ryall reports.
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