UPDATE - Transportation Disrupted In Western Japan As Powerful Typhoon Cimaron Approaches Mainland

TOKYO (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 23rd August, 2018) Transportation has been disrupted in Japan's western regions as strong Typhoon Cimaron is approaching its mainland, flights, trains and ferry services have been suspended in areas which are likely to be affected.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Cimaron is likely to sweep past Japan's western regions between Thursday evening and Friday morning, later moving to the Sea of Japan.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has said that it would cancel flights on Thursday evening in seven airports in Japan's Honshu island, including in Osaka and Nagoya, as well as in the Shikoku island. ANA carrier has canceled afternoon flights in 11 Japanese cities. Peach low-cost airline has announced that it would cancel 22 flights on Thursday and 14 flights on Friday, while Jetstar Japan low-fare carrier has said it would cancel 17 flights.

According to the NHK broadcaster, ferry service between Shikoku and neighboring prefectures has been suspended, while express trains are expected to be canceled in the island on Thursday afternoon. Nearly 100 trains have been canceled in Honshu's western regions.

Typhoon Cimaron will become the second powerful cyclone to strike Japan this week after Typhoon Soulik hit the country's southwestern regions.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Soulik has hit South Korea's Jeju Island and is heading to Seoul. According to media reports, one person was injured and another one went missing due to disaster, while transportation has been disrupted.

Most of the seaports in the country have stopped working, nine airports have canceled flights, while classes have been canceled in about 1,500 schools.