Typhoon Rusa, the 15th typhoon of the season, is approaching the Okinawa and Amami regions, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday.

The Daitojima Islands east of the main island of Okinawa are likely to be hit with winds of 90 kph or more some time Wednesday night, while Okinawa and Amami are expected to experience winds of 90 kph or greater around noon Thursday. Rusa is expected to move west into the East China Sea.

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