Flights canceled as Typhoon Shanshan heads toward Tokyo

TOKYO — Rain is lashing Tokyo and dozens of flights have been canceled as a typhoon heads toward the Japanese capital.

Typhoon Shanshan is packing maximum sustained winds of 125 kilometers (78 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 180 kph (112 mph). It's about 260 kilometers (160 miles) southeast of Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon.

The brunt of the storm is forecast to hit Tokyo and surrounding areas overnight before moving up the Pacific coast to northeastern Japan on Thursday. It isn't clear whether the typhoon will make landfall or remain offshore.

According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, more than 130 flights in and out of Tokyo's two main airports have been canceled.

You may also like these

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement...

Aug 17, 2017

China's leaders are holding an unofficial retreat ahead of the fall Communist Party congress at...

Western brand, Chinese characteristics: Club Med...

Aug 23, 2017

A Club Med resort in Guilin, China, bows to Chinese tastes with a contemplative and serene vibe

Kevin Kwan: Americans will embrace 'Crazy Rich...

Aug 30, 2017

Kevin Kwan believes America will embrace the "Crazy Rich Asians" movie, which is based on his...

Pharrell Williams sounds warning about climate...

Nov 15, 2017

Grammy winner Pharrell Williams sounds warning about climate change with song titled "100 Years"

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's...

Sign up now!

About Us

Gempak Media delivers the most talked and gempak stories on the Internet to you. Be the first to know about the latest news and don’t forget to share it around.

Contact us: sales[at]gempakmedia.com

Subscribe Now!