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Super typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan

Christian Fernsby |
Parts of Japan are still recovering from a devastating typhoon that struck a month ago, as the new storm, Typhoon Hagibis, headed north over the Pacific towards Japan’s main island.


A super typhoon bore down on Japan on Thursday forcing the cancellation of two rugby World Cup matches and some transport, and threatening to disrupt Japan’s Formula One Grand Prix race this weekend.

It could make landfall on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

“Regardless of whether this typhoon makes landfall or not, it will have a grave impact,” an agency official told Reuters.

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