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Typhoon Hits Northern Japan, Threatening to Bring Floods

A typhoon slammed into northern Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) northeast of Tokyo. It's the first time a typhoon has made landfall in the northern region since 1951, when the Japan Meteorological Agency started keeping statistics. Even before it made landfall, the storm had already paralyzed traffic, caused blackouts and...

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