Japan was on high alert on Saturday morning for the approach of powerful Typhoon Hagibis towards Tokyo and other eastern areas, with hurricane winds hitting Chiba, where material damage and injuries have been recorded.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned the huge storm could reach the scale of Typhoon Ida (called Kanogawa in Japan) in 1958, which left more than 1,200 dead. EFE-EPA