Flooded houses caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan's Nagano prefecture (Photo: Kyodo/VNA)

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh sent a message of sympathy to Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu.

Hagibis that hit Japan’s main island of Honshu on October 12th killed 25 and left 15 unaccounted for as of October 13th afternoon, according to Kyodo news agency./.