Record rainfall in Western Japan has caused widespread flooding and landslides, forcing thousands to be evacuated from their homes. More than 100 people are believed to have lost their lives, with dozens more reported missing and feared dead. The photos bring back memories of the devastating tsunami of 2011 that caused the shutdown of the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Meanwhile, rescue efforts have only just begun.The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images FLOODED STREET IN HIROSHIMA Carl Court/Getty Images CHAOS IN KURASHIKI, NEAR OKAYAMA
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