The government has ordered nearly 800,000 residents of Kagoshima Prefecture and a further 310,000 people in neighbouring Miyazaki. Photo: Kyodo

Japan braces for deadly storm after ordering 1 million people evacuated from country’s south

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged ‘please take action to protect your lives’ as residents warned of flooding, storm surges and landslides
  • Some parts of southern Kyushu have received as much as 1,000mm of rain since Friday, and forecasters expect more by midday on Thursday
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The government has ordered nearly 800,000 residents of Kagoshima Prefecture and a further 310,000 people in neighbouring Miyazaki. Photo: Kyodo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.