Japan is bracing for the arrival of powerful Typhoon Haishen, with precautionary measures including the suspension of public transportation services and the release of water to avoid the possibility of dams collapsing or overflowing, in advance of the storm's approach toward Okinawa.

The Meteorological Agency urged extreme caution over the potential impacts of the typhoon as it is expected to intensify Sunday, potentially reaching an atmospheric pressure of 915 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 306 kilometers per hour, faster than most shinkansen.

The lower the atmospheric pressure at the center, the greater the typhoon's strength as it causes high tides when approaching coastal areas.