Severe tropical storm heading north along Japan
NHK -- Aug 09
A typhoon making its way up Japan's Pacific coast has been downgraded to a severe tropical storm but officials say conditions could still be dangerous.

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning people in the northeastern Tohoku region of strong winds, high waves and downpours as Shanshan blows through. There are no reports of major damage so far.

About 100 flights in Tokyo and northern Japan have been cancelled.

台風13号が最接近している宮城県七ケ浜町から報告です。 (丸井汐里アナウンサー報告) 風が強くなったり弱くなったりを繰り返しています。時折、海の方から前に押されるような強い風が吹いています。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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