Warning alert on Typhoon Tapah (Typhoon No. 17)

Last Updated: September 23, 18:30JST

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Tapah (Typhoon No. 17) has turned to a low pressure system. It is still bringing strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan. As the storm heads north, strong winds and rough seas are forecast in wide areas from western to northern Japan on September 23 and 24. All travelers expecting to fly to or from Japan are advised to double-check for delays and cancellations. A number of airlines and trains have already issued travel alerts that can be found at official website listed below so please check latest information.
New Chitose Airport
JR Hokkaido
JR East
JR West
JR Kyushu

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