Embassy issues typhoon alert for Cambodians in Japan

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A map shows a typhoon would reach between 110 and 160km/h with 1,000mm of rain in some areas in Japan. The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan's Facebook

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan issued a typhoon warning on Tuesday for Cambodian residents residing in the Shikoku region.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the embassy said the typhoon would reach between 110 and 160km/h with 1,000mm of rain in some areas.

The region may see waves of up to 10m high and is at risk of landslides, said the post. “The embassy appeals to citizens, students and interns in the area to be cautious,” it said.

“For urgent information about Cambodian citizens, students or interns residing in the area, please notify the embassy via the embassy’s Facebook page or by calling +81-(0)80-4689-9374 or +81-(0)80-3459-7889.”

An embassy official, who asked not to be named, told The Post on Wednesday that there had been no reports of injuries from residents or local authorities.

He said Cambodians must familiarise themselves with nearby rescue centres in case of emergencies.

“They [residents] have to be ready and have the contact numbers of the Cambodian embassy and Japanese authorities. While living here, they must also acquire a little knowledge of all the things involved. They must take the necessary precautions,” said the official.

The embassy would work with local Japanese authorities – especially with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs – when an incident is reported, he said.

Japanese daily the Asahi Shimbun reported on Tuesday that “powerful” Typhoon No 10 was forecast to hit western Japan between Wednesday and Thursday.