The typhoon Hagibis has hit Japan today as one of the wildest weather events in the country's most historic parts.

Tokyo and Yokohama are expected to bear the brunt of the 1,400-km-wide storm, with the rugby world championship already plagued by chaos.

Two games were canceled, while the duel between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday could still be canceled, depending on the destruction by Hagibis. An inspection of the stadium is scheduled to take place on early Sunday to see if the game continues or a 0-0 draw is declared.

If annulled, it could trigger a legal challenge by the Scottish Rugby Union, who are angry at the prospect of being fired from the World Cup in such a cruel way. Read here what could happen with this game.

While the disruption of the global rugby tournament has sparked much controversy, it is the real threat to life and infrastructure that is at the forefront of the country's peoples.

A man is said to have died in Chiba when his car overturned in strong winds.

Five people, including two children, were also injured after a tornado hit homes in Ichihara City, Chiba.

In Greater Tokyo, more than 7,000 homes are without electricity. Mass evacuations were ordered in the prefectures of Shizuoka, Tokyo, Gunma and Wakayama.

Some 8,000 residents of Kikugawa City in Shizuoka, Oshima City in Tokyo, Ueno Village in Gunma and Tanabe City in Wakayama were asked to leave their homes.

An evacuation order means that the authorities consider the likelihood of a disaster as imminent and require people to go to safety immediately.

In the prefectures of Gunma, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Mie there are evacuation orders for about 1.8 million people.

Wind gusts of up to 180 km / h are predicted, with the Japan Meteorological Agency warning of floods and landslides. It will be the heaviest wind and rain that Japan has experienced for 60 years.

Recent estimates suggest that the Eye of the Storm will hit British time on Saturday morning.

You can follow up on the latest news on Typhoon Hagibis, the last press conference in Wales, ahead of tomorrow's game against Uruguay and the rest of the World Rugby News with our updates below.

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