Tropical Storm Krosa Nearing Hokkaido

Tropical storm Krosa nearing Hokkaido

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking northeast, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday. Disaster officials are urging people to stay alert for landslides and flash flooding.

Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.

Tropical Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.

Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Heavy rains lashed large parts of the country and rivers swelled as Krosa approached.

Storm Krosa Barrels Through Western Japan

Storm Krosa barrels through western Japan

Tropical storm Krosa has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead, 49 injured and one other missing . Officials have issued warnings in many areas for landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says the storm is moving north after bringing torrential rain to Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures.

Storm Krosa Batters Western Japan

Storm Krosa batters western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa has barreled through western Japan, leaving one person dead and more than 30 others injured.

Officials have issued warnings in many areas for landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Hits Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa hits western Japan

A severe tropical storm battering western Japan has left one person dead and at least 23 others injured. Officials are urging people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides.

The Meteorological Agency estimates Krosa made landfall near Kure city in Hiroshima Prefecture at about 3 p.m. local time.The storm is moving north -- bringing violent winds and torrential rain.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Hitting Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa hitting western Japan

A severe tropical storm has made landfall in western Japan. Officials urge people across a wide area to stay alert for swollen rivers, strong winds, high waves and landslides. One person has been killed. At least 21 others have been injured.

The Meteorological Agency estimates Krosa landed near Kure city in Hiroshima Prefecture at about 3 p.m.. The storm is moving north, bringing violent winds.

Storm Causes Bullet Train Cancellations

Storm causes bullet train cancellations

The severe tropical storm is disrupting Shinkansen bullet train services, mostly in western Japan.

Sanyo Shinkansen services between Shin-Osaka in Osaka and Kokura in Fukuoka Prefecture were canceled for the entire day on Thursday. Services between Kokura and Hakata are reduced to about one train per hour.

Severe Tropical Storm Krosa Nearing Western Japan

Severe tropical storm Krosa nearing western Japan

A severe tropical storm may make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

Meteorological Agency officials estimate that Krosa was situated 160 kilometers east of Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

Severe Tropical Storm Moving Toward Western Japan

Severe tropical storm moving toward western Japan

A severe tropical storm may make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that Krosa was situated 220 kilometers east-southeast of Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Severe Tropical Storm Nearing Western Japan

Severe tropical storm nearing western Japan

A severe tropical storm may make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, bringing torrential rains, violent winds and rough seas.

The Meteorological Agency estimates that Krosa was situated 220 kilometers southeast of Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Incoming Storm Sees West Japan Train Suspensions

Incoming storm sees west Japan train suspensions

A Japanese railway operator says it will suspend services on most sections of its Shinkansen bullet train line in western Japan throughout Thursday due to an approaching severe tropical storm.

West Japan Railway, or JR West, says it will cancel Sanyo Shinkansen services between Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka Prefecture and Kokura Station in Fukuoka Prefecture for the whole day.

Japan Braces For Severe Tropical Storm Krosa

Japan braces for severe tropical storm Krosa

Weather officials say severe tropical storm Krosa is approaching western Japan and could make landfall by Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency is warning people on the Pacific coast of Japan to brace for strong winds, high waves and heavy rain.

Storm May Halt Trains In Western Japan

Storm may halt trains in western Japan

Railway operators in western Japan say they may suspend train services due to the approaching severe tropical storm, Krosa.

West Japan Railway, or JR West, says it may suspend the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train services all day on Thursday. The trains run between Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka City and Hakata Station in Fukuoka City.