Railway operators in western Japan say they may suspend train services due to the approaching severe tropical storm, Krosa.
West Japan Railway, or JR West, says it may suspend the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train services all day on Thursday. The trains run between Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka City and Hakata Station in Fukuoka City.
JR West officials say they will make an announcement before noon on Wednesday.
Kyushu Railway, or JR Kyushu, says it may cancel services in Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, as well as southern Oita Prefecture from Wednesday evening.
JR officials are asking people to check for the latest information.