Typhoon Faxai Approaching Ogasawara Islands

Typhoon Faxai approaching Ogasawara Islands

Japanese weather officials say a typhoon is approaching the Ogasawara Islands, southeast of Tokyo.

The meteorological agency says Typhoon Faxai was moving northwest on Saturday at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour about 200 kilometers east of Chichijima Island, one of the Ogasawara Islands.

The typhoon is packing winds of up to 126 kilometers an hour near its center. Gusts are expected to reach 180 kilometers per hour.

The storm is expected to come close to the Kanto region, including Tokyo and its surrounding areas, from Sunday evening through Monday while maintaining its intensity.

The agency is warning people in the path of the typhoon to expect strong winds, heavy rain and rough seas.