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Natural disasters

Climate change brings Japan more deadly downpours

'Once in a century' disaster kills at least 78 in the west of the country in July

A wahsed out bridge is seen Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture: Some parts of the prefecture in southwestern Japan received a month's worth of rainfall overnight on July 3 and 4.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The risk of deadly downpours has risen Japan in recent years due to global warming, adding to people's worries this summer, on top of the new coronavirus pandemic.

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