International Mail Update

Japan hit by Typhoon

Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan on Monday. It headed towards Tokyo, dumping torrential rains and damaging homes. Hundreds of thousands in the prefectures Kyoto, Shiga, Hyogo and Mie were ordered to evacuate to shelters.

Railway companies temporarily suspended services on many lines in central and eastern Japan, including the Shinkansen bullet trains between Shizuoka and Mishima.

Also, about 500 domestic flights scheduled for Monday were cancelled, mainly those departing Tokyo.

The weather agency issued warnings for flooding, heavy rain, mudslides and high ocean waves to areas along the Pacific coast.

Due to this situation, please be advised that some delays in mail delivery are expected.