Flights cancelled, trains disrupted as typhoon approaches Japan

A typhoon approaching Japan Thursday disrupted flights and train service and buffeted parts of the country with heavy rain and high winds.

Flights cancelled, trains disrupted as typhoon approaches Japan
A typhoon approaching Japan Thursday disrupted flights and train service and buffeted parts of the country with heavy rain and high winds. Typhoon Fitow was forecast to make landfall early Friday either in the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo, or the Tokai region around Nagoya.

The storm was packing winds as high as 147 kilometres an hour and was moving north while located about 300 kilometres south of Tokyo Thursday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

All Nippon Airways cancelled all of its flights from Tokyo's Haneda airport to the Izu island chain as Fitow's rains and winds were already hitting parts of the main island of Honshu. High-speed train service was also interrupted.

DPA
Last Mod: 06 Eylül 2007, 17:56
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