Japan's government has decided to expand the scope of its financial support for facilities damaged by Typhoon Hagibis, which swept through the country earlier this month.
The Cabinet Office said private schools, as well as public facilities such as community centers and libraries, have been added to the list of entities that can receive subsidies for repair work.
Japan's government is calling on foreign students and trainees to use smartphone apps and other means to keep up to date on the approaching typhoon.
Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai said in a news conference on Thursday that his ministry is asking them to pay attention to weather information as Typhoon Hagibis nears mainland Japan.
Severe tropical storm Tapah is battering parts of western Japan as it moves northeast over the Sea of Japan. It is bringing strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan.
The Meteorological Agency says Tapah will likely bring strong winds and heavy rain to wide areas of Japan on Monday. It is warning of strong winds, mudslides, high waves, flooding and swollen rivers, as well as lightning strikes and sudden wind gusts.
Strong winds and heavy rain are battering parts of southwestern Japan as the severe tropical storm Tapah approaches. The storm is expected to affect most regions of the country through Monday.
The Meteorological Agency says Tapah will likely keep heading north-east, approaching northern Kyushu and the Chugoku region before heading out to the Sea of Japan.
Japanese weather officials say severe tropical storm Tapah will likely approach the country's southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday.
The Meteorological Agency estimates that as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Tapah was over waters about 70 kilometers west-southwest of Goto city, Nagasaki Prefecture. The storm was moving north-northeast at 30 kilometers per hour.