Japan is usually really good about giving advanced warnings for thunderstorms and typhoons. Which was why I was completely off guard when I got caught in the middle of this thunderstorm. My wife called me and said it was a tornado (it wasn't). But I knew it wasn't because tornados are very rare in Japan, so rare in fact that when one hit in 2014, it took the Japanese meteorologists months to verify it happened.
Being caught in a storm is no fun. But it can be exciting. Here is the footage I got from my dash cam. I hope you enjoy the drive. Buckle up because here we go!