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First Minister of Wales urges people in Japan to stay safe after arrival of Typhoon Hagibis

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The First Minister of Wales has tweeted urging people in Japan to stay safe after the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis.

Hagibis made landfall over Japan today with wind gusts of 98mph recorded at Tokyo Airport within the last hour.

Mark Drakeford also asked people to follow the advice of the authorities in Japan during the extreme weather conditions and to avoid unnecessary travel.

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The arrival of Typhoon Hagibis has caused the Rugby World Cup to cancel two pool matches, including the Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy and the Pool C match between England and France.

The Rugby World Cup has been issuing advice to fans in Japan on how to stay safe during the typhoon, along with travel updates on their website.

Wales will be back in action tomorrow, taking on Uruguay at Kumamoto Stadium.

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The heavy rain and very strong winds have already been proving problematic for the Japan team as they were filmed wading through the flooded stadium they have been training in, in preparation for their next match against Scotland on Sunday.

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