Rugby World Cup 2019: One is killed as Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis' full impact

Typhoon Hagibis is slamming into Japan's main island's east coast, forecast to be the worst since 1958.

Everyone has gone home, leaving the city of 10 million looking like a ghost town. 

"[There's] very strong winds, high tidal surges and intense rainfall, I think that's going to be the big thing," Weather expert Daniel Redo said. 

"I mean, some forecasts are pumping out more than 500 or 700mm of rainfall."

NASA Satellite pictures showed Hagibis as a Category-5 super-typhoon though it has weakened slightly.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for people to evacuate early and put 17,000 soldiers, police, firefighters and coast guard on standby.

One person has already lost their life as the typhoon makes landfall in Japan.

The man, in his 40s, was killed when his car overturned in high winds in Chiba, near Tokyo.

Four others were also injured in the region, as winds blew roofs off houses.

Some took the train or flew out while they could, others stockpiled what they could .. before shelves emptied.

Tokyo resident Yusuki Sadaki's well prepared, he says he has a torch, instant noodles, water and supplies for three days.

"We might stock up in the morning just to see how we go and then take the day as it comes," English fan Mike Clarke said.

Scotland fans remain in limbo, they won't know if they'll play Japan on Sunday but their team wants that match put back a day.

"We are asking for a 24-hour delay so the game can be played in perfect safety," Scotland Rugby CEO said. 

"Right from the get-go, from Wednesday night, we told World Rugby we would play any place, anywhere."

"We would play behind closed doors, we would play in full stadiums, we would travel the length and breadth of Japan. we're ready to go from Hamamatsu.

The Scots think they have public opinion on their side, but if the typhoon is as devastating as some predictions suggest, rugby will be the last thing on the minds of authorities in Japan.