TOKYO: Twenty-one people were injured Sunday as a powerful typhoon continued to travel northeast toward the Sea of Japan, with the weather agency warning of strong winds, heavy rain and high waves.
Typhoon Tapah is expected to approach the Hokuriku and Tohoku regions as well as the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Monday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The season’s 17th typhoon has been affecting public transportation over the three-day weekend in Japan. Airlines have canceled many of Sunday’s flights to and from the southwestern main island of Kyushu, while Kyushu Railway Co. has suspended some services.
In the southern prefecture of Okinawa, 19 people suffered minor injuries, while two were injured in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, where glass in buildings broke and a car was overturned due to strong winds.