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Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2012
A strong typhoon was looming off Japan's northeastern Pacific coast on Thursday, the weather agency said.
Typhoon Maliksi, packing winds of up to 126 kilometres (78 miles) per hour, was in the Pacific Ocean east of Tokyo around Thursday noon, moving north-northeast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The typhoon was not expected to hit the Japanese archipelago directly but was forecast to move along the northeastern Pacific coast, the agency said.
The agency warned of high waves of about six metres (20 feet) on the coasts of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast later on Thursday.
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Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 1, 2012
Powerful Typhoon Jelawat hit the Japanese mainland Sunday, sparking the evacuation of thousands a day after it tore across southern Okinawa island, where local media said it left one dead and some 140 injured. Packing winds of up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour, the typhoon reached central Aichi prefecture at around 7:00 pm (1000 GMT) and was moving up the main island of Honshu, the J ... read more
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