A tropical storm has made landfall on the Pacific coast of central Japan, bringing heavy rain to wide areas.
Weather forecasters say people should be on the alert for possible landslides and other hazards.
The Meteorological Agency says Tropical Storm Nari landed in Mie Prefecture at around 7 a.m.
It says that as of 6 a.m. on Saturday, the storm was traveling northward at 20 kilometers per hour over waters near Kumano City.
The storm had a central atmospheric pressure of 1,000 hectopascals with winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour near its center.
It's expected to move eastward through the Pacific Coast region and degrade to a Tropical depression by Saturday night.
The storm may bring heavy rain from Saturday through Sunday.
Forecasters say up to 200 millimeters of rain may fall in the Tokai region by Sunday morning... and up to 120 millimeters in the Kanto-Koshin region.