TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo has left seven people dead and added damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons.
Rescue workers in Chiba prefecture are looking for two more people missing on Saturday.
While rains have passed and floodwater subsided, parts of the region are still inundated. Thousands of homes are out of running water and some train services delayed or suspended.
Rain also washed out Friday’s second round of the PGA Tour’s first tournament held in Japan.
Parts of Chiba are still recovering from two typhoons since last month. Typhoon Hagibis two weeks ago caused widespread flooding and left more than 80 people dead or presumed dead across Japan.