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Tropical storm makes landfall in northern Japan, Olympic Games to remain unaffected

Miyagi, where the storm is making landfall, is hosting Olympic football matches -- some of the few Tokyo 2020 events that fans are allowed to attend -- but organisers said they would not be affected.

Published: 28th July 2021 10:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2021 10:19 AM   |  A+A-

A rainbow is seen during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo on July 27, 2021, as Tropical Storm Nepartak approached Japan's northeast coast.

A rainbow is seen during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo on July 27, 2021, as Tropical Storm Nepartak approached Japan's northeast coast. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

TOKYO: A tropical storm hit northern Japan on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, but there were no immediate reports of damage and Olympic football matches in the region were due to go ahead.

Local authorities issued non-mandatory evacuation orders and set up emergency shelters as Tropical Storm Nepartak made landfall in northern Japan's Miyagi region shortly before 6:00 am (2100 GMT Tuesday).

The storm is passing south of Morioka city in Iwate prefecture, bringing "strong" but not "violent" winds of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Miyagi is hosting Olympic football matches on Wednesday -- some of the few Tokyo 2020 events that fans are allowed to attend -- but organisers said they would not be affected.

Heavy rain prompted some towns in Iwate to issue landslide warnings and a number of local train services were suspended, but not bullet trains.

The storm is projected to weaken as it travels northwest and out into the Sea of Japan by early evening.

On Tuesday, the weather system brought wind and rain to parts of Japan's east coast, making for challenging conditions at the women's triathlon in Tokyo.

Organisers rescheduled some rowing and archery events over concerns about high winds and brought forward the final rounds of the surfing competitions to take advantage of the waves.

Japan's typhoon season runs from around May to October, peaking in August and September.

In 2019, Typhoon Hagibis smashed into Japan as it hosted the Rugby World Cup, killing more than 100 people.



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