The strong wind has already left some 33,000 houses in the Okinawa Prefecture without power.
The Tapah typhoon is currently located south of Okinawa and is expected to hit the western coast of Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
A large and strong #Typhoon #Tapah is moving on the sea 100 km away from Kumejima now. It will expected to turn to the north east pass through Tsushima Strait after its power reached the peak "Category 1" around East China Sea on tomorrow. #Japan pic.twitter.com/8fK22Xto2U— いしたにみさお (@miyazu_misao) September 21, 2019
TS #Tapah starting a northward jog and will turn NE this weekend. Could become a typhoon before aiming for the Korea Strait Sunday night. Storm will impact SW #Japan & #SouthKorea later Sat & Sun, then strike N #Honshu or #Hokkaido Monday night. pic.twitter.com/57vmH9rXNs— Jason Nicholls (@jnmet) September 20, 2019
The maximum wind speed in the Tapah typhoon reaches 78 miles per hour.