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More Japanese regions brace for storms as Typhoon Khanun heads west

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By Satoshi Sugiyama and Kantaro Komiya

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Tropical Storm.... If you are going to use English, let's get it right! It was down graded over 24 hours ago!

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A friend of mine is flying out from KIX to SE Asia tomorrow morning and the flight hasn’t been cancelled as of 17.30 today

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Typhoon Khanun? Is that Typhoon no.6? How about writing stories that can be understood by people living in Japan where the do not use names but numbers to identify typhoons?

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Khanun isn’t even a typhoon any more!

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Khanun isn’t even a typhoon any more!

It's still a tropical rotating storm or tropical cyclone, which are the proper terms for this kind of system.

How you name it or set the parameters for what you call it doesn't matter.

The wind might be downgraded but the precipitation risks still remain very real.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Stay safe everyone who mate be affected and don’t take it risks. Always put safety first, you see.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Attention all old or elderly men, listen to your wives, do not go up on the roof during a storm… I repeat do NOT go up on the roof. It won’t end well.

This has been a public service announcement.

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Tropical storm, not really a typhoon/hurricane anymore. The intensity is much different.

The more the media keeps calling it a general typhoon, the more people tune in to the news. $

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Speed

Well they do tend to exaggerate greatly don’t they, gives them more stuff to go on about I suppose, lol

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

144 kph is a lot fast than 40 mph. It is almost 90.

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You beat me to it!

Right, 144 mph equals 90 miles per hour, not 40. Stupid mistake, reporter! Learn to be more careful with important details.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

stop panic here.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The wind might be downgraded but the precipitation risks still remain very real.

No one said it wasnt. Point is typhoon strength winds vs tropical storm or soon to be sub-tropical strength, matter a lot when it comes to potential damage.

We really got luck here in Okinawa, as the eye, and the strongest winds didnt affect the island, but there were still gusts recorded at over 56 m/s. If THAT kind of wind hit mainland, you are asking for a disaster!

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This typhoon is being replaced soon by a stronger typhoon. Typhoon Lan. This one is going right towards central Japan. Watch for the media to get on this very, very soon.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Memory

Good point, just saw about that one. I’m in Osaka and we are currently predicted to be slap bang in the middle you see. We had family plans for next weekend, I think they may have to be put on hold now, what a shame.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

falseflagsteve

Maybe, but maybe closer to Kanto. Don’t give up yet.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Slow moving storms are deadly.

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@memoryfix Dead Wrong how can 144 mph equal 90 miles per hour. What kind of math are you using. I trickonometry? Or were you implying 144 kph equals 90 miles per hour and if that is the case you are still wrong. If you want to be exact 144 kilometers per hour is approximately 89.48 miles per hour without rounding out the numbers. If there was a race you both lost!! The threshold for a tropical cyclone which is also called a typhoon is when the wind speed reaches or exceeds 119 kilometers per hour that is (74 miles per hour).

You beat me to it!

Right, 144 mph equals 90 miles per hour, not 40. Stupid mistake, reporter! Learn to be more careful with important details.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Stay safe and listen to the announcement

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Well Tokyo always gets lucky and never hits bad by a tiny hurricane

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The wind might be downgraded but the precipitation risks still remain very real.

I agree. My experience of typhoons in Japan is that rainfall is a bigger danger than wind speeds.

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Memory

Yes, let’s see eh. The last one changed direction to Korea, maybe this on will change too

Albaleo

The rain can be beastly, I used to live near a river in Hyogo, it almost flooded once during a typhoon and there was an evacuation, I didn’t go because I had cats and dogs at the time and I needed to calm them from the noise of the typhoon. Luckily I live in central Osaka on 4th floor so can just sit it out if need be, you see.

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In Kansai, this morning no real wind to speak of and clouds in the sky but bright.

I’m up and out in 5 minutes

Looking at the forecast Kyushu has rain but Honshu is not so troubled by anything more than intermittent rain

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@nosuke: Unusual - but not 'never'. 3 bad ones in Tokyo in my memory. Sep 93, Sep 96, and Oct 19. Not disasters by any stretch of the imagination but shut downs of public transportation and shops and plenty of debris in the streets.

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