Typhoon Nepartak Likely to Strike Eastern, Northeastern Japan

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Tokyo, July 26 (Jiji Press)--Typhoon Nepartak is highly likely to make landfall in the Tohoku northeastern Japan region or the eastern prefecture of Ibaraki around Tuesday afternoon, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The agency called for caution against torrential rains, violent winds and high waves.

The eighth typhoon of the year is forecast to cross Tohoku before reaching the Sea of Japan side of the country and becoming a tropical cyclone on Wednesday.

In August 2016, Typhoon Lionrock became the first typhoon to make landfall in the Pacific side of Tohoku, killing dozens of people.

At 6 p.m. Monday (9 a.m. GMT), Typhoon Nepartak traveled west-northwest off the east coast of the Kanto eastern Japan region at 30 kilometers per hour.

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