Japan flooding threatens rice crop

Satellite view of Japan

Catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide said that a slow moving frontal system that developed over eastern China moved north east, bringing high levels of precipitation and damaging thousands of homes on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. This follows three days of extreme rainfall that resulted in flash floods and landslides, but most residents who fled the flooding in south west Japan are now returning to their homes. "Insurance policy conditions for flood can be more complicated than those f