BBC News – Japan Typhoon Wipha kills 17 people

BBC News – Japan Typhoon Wipha kills 17 people.

Fingers crossed for a typhoon-free week next week, when I fly back to Japan.  Though it looks like the worst-hit areas were north and east of Hiroshima as well as in the Izu island chain.  Those are the “creepy” islands where Koji Suzuki set the climax of his horror novel trilogy, Ringu, which was made into a pretty popular Japanese and then American movie in the 1990s.

People walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on 16 October 2013

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