Typhoon Shanshan Spares Most Parts of Tokyo

(Bloomberg) -- Typhoon Shanshan spared most parts of Tokyo and is expected to head northward along Japan’s eastern coast, averting major disruption for commuters in and around the capital.

The slow-moving storm was located 60 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Mito in Ibaraki prefecture, as of 7 a.m. local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. It’s still classified as a “strong” typhoon, equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Typhoon Shanshan Spares Most Parts of Tokyo

Shanshan is expected to head north along the eastern coast before heading back further northeast into the Pacific Ocean, the agency said on its website.

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