Torrential rain warning

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning of torrential rains of more than 1,000 millimeters in some areas as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the western part of the country.

Agency forecaster Ryuta Kurora explained at a news conference on Tuesday that Krosa could make landfall in western Japan from Wednesday through Thursday.

He said the size of the storm means many parts of the country will be affected. He urged holidaymakers to stay on the alert for heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas.

Kurora called on people to keep up with the latest weather updates and to follow orders from municipalities to evacuate.