Japan bracing as strong typhoon heads for Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is bracing for heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday as a strong typhoon is forecast to make landfall near the capital of Tokyo, the latest storm to hit Japan in recent months.

Typhoon “Shanshan”, a Chinese girl’s name, is currently a Category 2 typhoon but is expected to weaken slightly as it moves closer to the eastern part of Japan’s main island of Honshu, drawing near to Tokyo in the early hours of Thursday and possibly snarling the morning rush hour.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned that Tokyo and surrounding areas could get as much as 350 mm…

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