Emirates cancels all flights to Japan's Kansai airport

Super Typhoon Jebi Is the typhoon strengthening? Will it make landfall in Japan

Super Typhoon Jebi Is the typhoon strengthening? Will it make landfall in Japan

Kurora warned that the typhoon may bring violent winds to eastern, western and northern parts of the country.

As the typhoon struck Tokushima Prefecture, a 67-year-old man sustained injuries while trying to cover the roof of his house with a sheet, amid the violent and gusty winds.

And the impact of Typhoon Jebi so far has already proven to be disastrous.

The JMA said that Jebi is likely to make landfall on the main island of Shikoku or the Kii Peninsula on Tuesday and then chart a course over the Sea of Japan.

Typhoon Jebi has hit Japan, killing at least six people.

NHK also showed footage of a 100-metre (328-feet) tall ferris wheel in Osaka spinning furiously in the strong wind despite being switched off.

Bracing for Jebi, domestic airlines have played it safe, canceling a number of local and global flights mainly scheduled to depart and arrive in airports in western and central Japan.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has cancelled four flights to Osaka following the closure of Kansai International Airport due to floods caused by Typhoon Jebi.

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According to a notice posted on the company's website, passengers who have booked the flights scheduled for today, September 4, may re-book their tickets or obtain a refund.

The centre of Jebi was at sea north of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, at 7 pm (1000 GMT) and heading north-northeast, NHK reported.

Japan's weather has been extreme in the past few months, with record breaking heat as well as the devastating floods and landslides, while Typhoon Cimarron passed over western Japan within the last two weeks.

More than 700 flights have been cancelled, according to Japanese media tallies.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to cancel a planned visit to southwestern prefectures on Tuesday.

Shinkansen bullet train services between the capital, Tokyo, and Hiroshima were also suspended and Universal Studios Japan was closed.

The heatwave in Japan this summer was part of a pattern of hotter weather in several parts of the world that scientists have blamed on a warming planet. In Japan, evacuation orders are not mandatory and people often stay at home, only to be trapped by rapidly rising water or sudden landslides.

Since the disaster, authorities have urged people to take the warnings more seriously and prepare to leave home immediately when they are issued.

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