Telecommunications Affected By Typhoon Hagibis

Telecommunications affected by Typhoon Hagibis

Telecommunications problems are being reported in the some parts of Japan in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.

Cellular phones and landline telephones using internet lines have been difficult to connect in areas including the Kanto and Tohoku regions.

NTT Docomo, au KDDI and Softbank report that as of Monday morning, mobile phones are having difficulty connecting in some parts of Shizuoka, Miyagi, Iwate, Kanagawa, Chiba, and some other prefectures.

The companies say that the damage was caused by a power outage and the breakdown of communication lines. They are working to fix the problems.

NTT landlines that use the internet are also affected.

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, about 900 phones were out of service on Kozushima, Shikinejima and Niijima islands in Tokyo.

About 150 lines in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture; 1,200 lines in Asakawa Town, Fukushima Prefecture; and about 1,200 lines in Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture, are not working.