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Saskatchewan’s premier provides update amid Japan typhoon

At least 1 dead as Typhoon Hagibis hits Tokyo, Japan
One man was killed and more than three million people were advised to evacuate as typhoon Hagibis bore down on the Japanese capital on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.

Saskatchewan’s premier is sheltering in place in Tokyo as a powerful typhoon batters the Japanese city.

Scott Moe says he and the rest of the delegation in Tokyo are safe and in consistent communication with the Canadian Embassy in case the storm worsens.

Moe is on a trade mission in Asia and says some of the official delegation travelled to South Korea ahead of schedule in anticipation of the typhoon.

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He says their early arrival in Seoul means the government can keep its commitments even if typhoon Hagibis makes air travel impossible.

The storm is forecast to be the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in six decades.

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Officials are warning those in the country to prepare for “rainfall of the kind you have never experienced.”

Waves crash onto Japan highway as Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall
Waves crash onto Japan highway as Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall