Japan’s weather woes continue, as Typhoon Shanshan heads towards Tokyo and the Kanto region. The impact is already being felt, with more than 130 flights in to and out of Tokyo’s airports cancelled.


If you are in the region – 

  • Monitor the local weather forecast. If you are doing this on your phone, use a couple of different apps to get information from multiple sources. 
  • Monitor local media.
  • Know what form evacuation notices will take – siren, police announcement, text message, etc – and be prepared to comply with them. Put together a grab bag that contains ID, travel documents, insurance information, medication, snacks and a bottle of water. 
  • Comply with advice from the local authorities. 
  • Be prepared for delays and disruption.
  • Check in with friends and family.
  • If something bad happens, check in with your local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so. 

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Typhoon Shanshan is forecast to bring heavy rain and strong winds in the Tokyo and Kanto region on 8 and 9 August. You should monitor local news and weather reports, check transport information in case of disruption and follow the advice of local authorities and emergency services.

Japan has been experiencing a period of extremely high temperatures throughout the country. Thousands of people have been hospitalised with heat-related conditions over the past week and over 60 people have died. You should take adequate measures to protect yourself in the heat. The Japanese Meteorological Agency publishes information about extreme weather forecast and you should take this into account if you live in the area or are planning any travel.

Due to torrential rain in July 2018, there are risks of flooding and landslides in wide areas of central and western Japan. You should check transport information in case of disruption and follow the advice of local authorities including any evacuation orders.

Follow the British Embassy Tokyo on Facebook and Twitter for updates and more information about Japan.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan


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