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Strong typhoon Phanfone makes landfall in central Japan

/ 08:22 AM October 06, 2014

japan-mapTOKYO – Strong typhoon Phanfone made a landfall in central Japan on Monday, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometers (112 miles) per hour as it took aim at Tokyo, the country’s meteorological agency said.

“The typhoon No 18 made a landfall near Hamamatsu City” and was heading towards the Tokyo metropolitan area, an agency official told AFP by telephone.

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