400,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate as Typhoon Hits Japan

Typhoon Man-Yi


The year's 18th typhoon shot through central and northeast Honshu on Monday, causing torrential rain and strong winds to whip wide swaths of the main island.

Typhoon Man-yi made landfall shortly before 8 a.m. near Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of "unprecedented heavy rain" and issue "special warnings" to Fukui, Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, making use of a new warning system launched last month for the first time.