Tropical Storm Dumps Rain on Northern Japan, Spares Olympics

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A tropical tempest brought beardown winds and dense rainfall to Japan's bluish seashore Wednesday aft moving distant from the Tokyo portion and relieving the Olympic big metropolis of a feared disruption to the games.

So far, Nepartak has caused nary damage, but the Japan Meteorological Agency urged residents to instrumentality caution against mudslides. The tempest had winds of 65 kilometers per hr (40 mph) and was expected to weaken and determination disconnected the occidental seashore of Akita by Wednesday night.

Nepartak, the season's eighth typhoon for Japan, was adjacent the metropolis of Ishinomaki successful Miyagi prefecture connected Wednesday morning, the bureau said. Ishinomaki is astir 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Tokyo.

Nepartak was the archetypal landfall successful Miyagi prefecture since 1951 erstwhile the upwind bureau started compiling typhoon statistics. Miyagi was portion of the northeastern portion profoundly devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The tempest was moving northwest astatine astir 30 kph (18 mph) and up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) of rainfall was forecast crossed the bluish portion successful the adjacent 24 hours.

It moved further northbound than initially projected, causing lone constricted interaction connected the Olympics, with immoderate events specified arsenic surfing and rowing rescheduled. Tuesday’s women’s shot lucifer successful Miyagi prefecture was held arsenic scheduled.


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Associated Press writer Mari Yamaguchi contributed to this study from Tokyo.

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