Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night.
Homing in on Japandi decor, a minimalistic trend that takes the modern flair of Scandinavian design and combines it with the timeless elegance of a Japanese aesthetic
The landmark ruling comes a week before the city marks the 75th anniversary of the US bombing.
Two other Mars missions are planned in the coming days by the U.S. and China. Japan has its own Martian moon mission planned for 2024.
The Abe government's Defense White Paper 2020 highlights what are potential Chinese and North Korean threats as Japan tries to further increase its defense capability.
The damage has spread beyond Kyushu into central Japan's scenic mountain villages known for hot springs and hiking.
Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said rising floodwater or roads damaged by landslides had blocked access to more than 3,000 households.
Though the rains were causing fresh flooding threats in central Japan, flooding was still affecting the southern region.
Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.
Army troops and other rescuers worked their way through mud and debris along the flooded Kuma River, where many houses and buildings were submerged nearly to their roofs.
The maximum number will be 5,000 or 50% of the stadium capacity, whichever is smaller.
Large areas along the Kuma River were swallowed by floodwaters with many houses, buildings and vehicles submerged almost up to their roofs.
More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.
The latest rise began in late June, weeks after Japan lifted a state of emergency that allowed Tokyo to gradually return to business.
The unusual move appeared to have broad support from citizens both young and old, with very few people on the streets of Yamato spotted breaching the new rule.