Japan braces as strong typhoon bears down

Updated July 27 2018 - 6:31am, first published 6:26am
After a month of floods and a record-breaking heatwave, Japan is now preparing for Typhoon Jongdari.

Outlying Japanese islands have been pelted by intense rain as a powerful typhoon bore down, threatening the main islands with heavy rain at the weekend and putting areas already ravaged by deadly floods at risk again.