October 25, 2021

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A new tropical storm is heading towards Tokyo

A new tropical storm is heading towards Tokyo

(Tokyo) The last day of the Olympics is expected to affect the Tokyo region with a new tropical storm on Sunday, organizers said Friday without announcing any changes to the competition schedule.


The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of strong winds, strong waves and landslides and floods on the east coast from noon to Sunday when a tropical storm occurs. Mirine Must cross the Tokyo area.

The Olympics closing ceremony will take place on Sunday evening and will feature some activities in the Japanese capital during the day, including water polo and rhythmic gymnastics.

Track cycling competitions are also scheduled in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo, with the men’s marathon starting Sunday morning in the northern city of Sapporo.

“We are firm and calm and attentive,” Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee spokesman Masa Takaya told reporters. “We need to let you know objectively so that we do not overreact,” he added.

A tropical storm called Nepartak It hit Japan last week, forcing Olympics organizers to postpone some rowing and archery events, but they advanced to the surf finals to take advantage of the strong waves.

Photo by Kichiro Sato, Archives Associated Press

Typhoon season in Japan is from May to October, with peaks in August and September.

When Japan hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2019, three group matches were canceled due to the storm Hagibis It killed more than 100 people.