Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel
Japan – Typhoon Faxai (Typhoon No. 15)
Typhoon Faxai (Typhoon No. 15) is currently tracking north over the Pacific and is forecast to make landfall over the Kanto-Koshin areas of eastern Japan including Tokyo and Yokohama from late Sunday 8 September through to the morning of Monday 9 September (local time), before weakening and passing further north-eastwards over the country. Typhoon Faxai may bring heavy rain and strong winds.
New Zealanders in Japan are advised to stay away from the affected areas as advised by local authorities, and to follow their advice including evacuation orders. Seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation management and/or tour operators. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea during a typhoon. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare.
Transport links may be impacted. Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if your travel has been disrupted. If your travel is disrupted, ensure you keep all receipts to support your travel insurance claim.
New Zealanders in Japan requiring emergency assistance should contact the local emergency services on the following numbers: Fire/Ambulance (119) and Police (110). Japanese and English language services are available for both Emergency Service numbers.
New Zealanders requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo on +81 3 3467 2271
Updated:8 Sep 2019, 20:00