Kishida delays departure to NY over typhoon response

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has postponed his departure to New York to oversee government responses to Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol.

Kishida was due to leave Tokyo on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly, but will now stay until Tuesday morning.

The storm has brought torrential rain and violent winds mainly in western regions of Japan.

On Monday, Kishida was briefed on the storm's damage and forecasts by Disaster Management Minister Tani Koichi and crisis management officials.

The prime minister instructed ministries to work with local authorities to grasp the extent of damage and provide emergency responses for affected people.