The rescue operation attracted 54 thousand policemen.
In Japan the number of victims of torrential rains, floods and landslides has risen to 70, dozens of people are still missing.
The authorities are planning to evacuate the 4.3 million people of the 23 prefectures. The rescue operation attracted 54 thousand police officers, rescue workers and representatives of the coast guard and self-defense Forces.
In the province of Okayama, which is one of the most affected by natural disasters, rescuers have evacuated thousands of people from rooftops.