Japan has declared the current heatwave sweeping the country as a natural disaster, as the death toll continues to rise – currently sitting at 65 deaths in the past week. Advertisements
At least three people have been killed, after an earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.3, struck southern Japan, just over a day after another quake killed nine in the region.
At least 23 people are missing, after flooding, which swept houses off their foundations and caused landslides, continued across Japan.
An explosion rocked a US military warehouse in Japan, though no injuries have been reported, as a result of the blast.
At least seven people have been injured, following the crashing of a US military helicopter off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
At least 100 people have been evacuated from the small Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu, following the eruption of Japanese volcano Mount Shindake.