Weather woes- Heavy rain in Kyushu Japan

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When did this occur?
Where are the areas affected?
Who are the ones affected most?
Why are floods a hazard?
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The impact of heavy rain in Kyushu, Japan:
About 400,000 people were ordered or advised to leave their homes in southwest Japan  Sat 14 July as heavy rain pounded the area for a third day leaving 29 dead or missing.
In Fukuoka prefecture alone, 78,600 people were ordered to evacuate their homes as rivers overflowed in dozens of places and 181 landslides occurred. About 820 houses were damaged and three bridges washed away.

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Why does typhoon frequently hit Japan as shown on the map?

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