Typhoon Krosa Approaching Ogasawara Islands

Typhoon Krosa approaching Ogasawara Islands

Japanese weather officials are warning of rough seas as a large and powerful typhoon approaches the Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific.

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Krosa will retain strength as it moves slowly to the north, bringing strong winds and rough seas to the islands through Monday.

The typhoon is forecast to approach western Japan's Pacific coast around Wednesday next week.

Weather officials are urging people to follow the latest weather updates on the typhoon, as millions of people travel by air, land or sea during the traditional Bon summer holidays in mid-August.