Powerful Typhoon No. 11 was expected to pass near northern Kyushu late August 8 through this morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rain, the Meteorological Agency said August 8.

The typhoon, however, is not expected to directly hit the region as it slowly moves north, the agency said. The Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture were within an area of winds experiencing gusts up to 54 kph late August 8. Northern Kyushu was also expected to be hit by similar strength winds, it said.

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