Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon hits Japan

  • A man walks in wind and rain as Typhoon Shanshan approaches in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO — An offshore typhoon is bringing rain and high winds to Japan’s northeast coast as it tracks north after giving Tokyo a good soak overnight.

Airlines canceled dozens of flights to and from Tokyo and other affected areas Thursday, but no major damage has been reported. Japanese media say five people have been injured, including two who fell and broke bones.

Typhoon Shanshan had weakened somewhat by midday, with maximum sustained winds of 108 kilometers (67 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 162 kph (100 mph).

It has not made landfall, sparing Japan from the worst of its rain and winds.


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