Japan usually has a lot of rain this time of year. We need it to some extent. However, the situations are getting much worse, much more extreme, and much more fatal every year. We are now facing another deadly torrential rain, causing flooding and mudslides here and there. Kumamoto, a well-known for tea production area, is one of the worst disaster regions.
Mr Kajihara’s house is damaged by torrential rain, and some of his tea gardens in the mountains are collapsed. It'll have to take an enormous amount of time and labor to restore, but he himself and all his family are fine. That’s a relief and more important than anything else.
Unfortunately, he is not only one.
Amid concerns over Covid-19, this awful and stupid lingering rain front is still causing heavy rain and thunder over wider areas of Japan. We are not out of woods yet. Pray for safety.