• Reuters, Kyodo

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A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached Japan’s main islands on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands of people.

The typhoon may make landfall on Shikoku early Monday after moving north off the east coast of Kyushu, the Meteorological Agency said.

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