A powerful typhoon Jongdari hurtled towards Japan on Saturday, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides in the storm's cross-hairs.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits flood-hit zone in Japan's Okayama; search and rescue operations underway
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe headed to one of the areas worst-hit by record rains as the death toll rose to 179 and thousands of evacuees remained stranded in shelters.
Floods in southwestern Japan have killed 15. Over 50 others are missing and many more had to flee their homes