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Natural disasters

Super typhoon stalls Tokyo's trains and planes

Disruption raise concerns about 2020 Olympics after storm halts World Rugby Cup

This satellite image by the Japan Meteorological Agency shows Typhoon Hagibis as it approaches Japan on Oct. 11.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- A powerful typhoon approaching Japan is forcing rail and airline operators to suspend services and has canceled Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for the weekend.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, announced on Friday that it will begin stopping train service in the Tokyo area on Saturday at 10 a.m., with all trains halted by 1 p.m.

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