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A slow typhoon made landfall on the Kii Peninsula near Osaka around 3:30 p.m. Monday after traveling across southwestern Japan, disrupting traffic along the way, the Meteorological Agency said.

After impacting the Kinki region, Typhoon Noru, the fifth storm of the season, was expected to head toward eastern Japan on Tuesday, it said. Evacuation advisories were issued for tens of thousands of people in Shikoku, and roughly 280 flights were canceled Monday. Since two deaths Sunday, no further fatalities related to the typhoon had been reported, and there were no reports of people missing.

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