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Strong typhoon seen heading to eastern Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun

High waves break on the shore of a fishing port in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday morning as Typhoon No. 13 approaches the Japanese archipelago.

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The strong Typhoon No. 13 was seen heading north from around the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, to Pacific coastal areas of the Tohoku region from late Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday.

This year’s 13th typhoon, which came close to the Kanto eastern region, including Tokyo and Chiba on Wednesday afternoon, may make landfall on the country if it travels westward, officials of the agency said.

The agency called for strong caution against heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves. With rain expected to be prolonged due to the slow speed of the typhoon, sediment disasters, rivers rising and flooding, and inundations of lowland areas are feared.

Yushi Adachi, a forecaster for the agency, asked people to “secure safety by moving proactively.”

The typhoon is forecast to move away from Japan after traveling off the Sanriku coastal area of Tohoku on Thursday night.Speech

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