World News: 14:50 GMT Saturday 12th October 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a powerful typhoon that is forecast to be the worst to hit Japan in six decades has reached Kawasaki, a western part of greater Tokyo. The agency said Saturday night that Typhoon Hagibis was advancing north-northwestward with maximum sustained winds of 144 kilometers (90 miles) per hour, traveling northward at a speed of 40 kph (25 mph). The storm had brought heavy rainfall in wide areas of Japan all day ahead of its landfall early Saturday evening, and continued to batter the capital with heavy winds and torrents of rain.
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