The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued the highest-level heavy rain emergency warnings to Tokyo and 11 other prefectures.
Earlier, the officials issued warnings for Tokyo and six prefectures, namely, Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi and Nagano. Later they added five more prefectures, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukishima and Miyagi..
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the highest-level heavy rain emergency warnings at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures in central and eastern Japan.
The designated areas are: Shizuoka Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture.
A large and strong typhoon is bringing heavy rains and powerful winds to parts of southwestern Japan.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Mitag was over waters about 290 kilometers north of the Okinawan island of Yonaguni at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. It was moving north at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.
Typhoon Faxai has so far caused more than 290 million dollars in damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, mainly in eastern Japan. The amount is expected to rise.
Farm ministry officials say the total covers damage reported as of Thursday morning in Chiba, Ibaraki and six other prefectures, mainly in eastern Japan.
Typhoon Lingling may bring heavy rains to wide areas of western Japan. Weather officials are advising people to be on the alert for possible disasters.
Japan's Meteorological Agency said on early Saturday morning that the typhoon was close to the Korean Peninsula after travelling west of Japan's Kyushu region.
One man is dead and two others are without vital signs as weather officials warn residents to evacuate immediately. They've issued their highest emergency warning for three prefectures in Kyushu. Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki are being drenched with heavy rain.
Evacuation orders and advisories have been issued to about 1.6 million people across the country.