Typhoon cancels hundreds of flights in Japan, South Korea

September 23, 2019
The position of Typhoon Tapah Monday Morning. Map : Japan Meteorological Agency

Hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan and Korea on Sunday as Typhoon Tapah moved towards the Sea of Japan.

The Typhoon, the 17th named storm for the season, resulted in more than 400 domestic flights being canceled in Japan on Sunday.

It traveled through the channel between Japan and Korea before moving towards northern Japan Monday.

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Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency warned of violent winds, high waves and landslides. More than 20 people had been reported injured in Japan by Sunday night-.

At least one person was reported to have died in Korea where almost 400 flights to and from the resort island of Jeju had been canceled by 4 pm Sunday.

The typhoon was expected to weaken as it approached northern Japan.