Special Heavy Rain Warnings Issued to Tokyo, 6 Prefectures

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Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Meteorological Agency on Saturday issued special heavy rain warnings to Tokyo and six prefectures as a super typhoon is approaching the country.

The six prefectures are Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Nagano, according to the agency.

It is the first time for any of these areas to face such an alert.

Typhoon Hagibis, the 19th typhoon of this year, is expected to make landfall in Japan shortly.

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