Tokyo Electric Power Co. said higher radiation readings recorded this week in ditch water at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant are likely caused by recent heavy rains washing contaminated dirt into the area.
Typhoon Wipha weakened to a low- pressure area off Japan’s eastern coast after tearing along the sea near Tokyo, killing at least 15 and leaving 55 missing in heavy rainfall and landslides. Hundreds of flights and trains were canceled, delaying millions in the morning rush.
Japan braced for Typhoon Wipha, projected to become Tokyo’s biggest storm in about 10 years, as ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co. canceled 34 domestic flights today and train companies may suspend services tomorrow morning, affecting millions of commuters.
Winds gusting to 55 meters per second (125 miles per hour) halted air traffic and caused power outages on Okinawa’s Miyakojima island as Typhoon Fitow blew through on course for northern Taiwan and China’s coast, with a second storm following close behind.
Olympic athletes risk the hottest weather in more than a century at the 2020 Tokyo Games as high summer temperatures in Japan’s capital highlight concern about holding global sporting events under extreme conditions.
Central Japan Railway Co. temporarily suspended bullet-train services near Tokyo while residents got a flood warning as Typhoon Man-Yi heading toward the capital, causing downpours in central and eastern Japan.