Floods strand 100s of people
FLOODING and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan.
Rescue workers searched on Thursday for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 people in the country. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and hot springs, have been flooded by massive downpours that have lasted nearly a week. More than 300 people are trapped in Kamikochi.