Flooding, mudslides hit northern Japan after heavy rainfall

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain poured over northern Japan yesterday, flooding residential areas and prompting warnings of mudslides.

The Mogami River in Yamagata prefecture flooded four areas following an overnight downpour, leaving several towns inundated, chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said. Another river overflowed its banks in nearby Akita prefecture, he said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin