Typhoon Guchol made landfall in western Japan on Tuesday bringing torrential rains to several coastal areas.
The first typhoon in eight years to make a direct strike on Japan's main island of Honshu during June, Typhoon Guchol will gain strength as it travels northeast across the country, media reports said quoting Japan's Meteorological Agency.
Local governments in some areas in western and eastern parts of the country have issued evacuation advisories affecting thousands of people.
The storm also disrupted transport networks across the country with airlines canceling more than 430 domestic flights. As many as 42 international flights have also been grounded.
by RTT Staff Writer
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