The Japan Meteorological Agency - via Wikimedia Commons
TOKYO - 29 October 2017: A typhoon was barrelling up the Pacific coast of Japan on Sunday in the general direction of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Typhoon Saola was listed as a relatively weak category 1 cyclone by Tropical Storm Risk, in a range from 1 to 5, and was expected to have weakened further, to tropical storm status, if and when it reaches the capital late in the day.
Typhoon Lan lashed Japan a week ago, triggering landslides and flooding that killed seven people.
There are concerns that Saola could prompt new landslides in areas weakened by last week's heavy rainfall.
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