An extraordinarily large typhoon was nearing the Okinawa Islands late Aug. 14, the Meteorological Agency said. The storm was forecast to reach seas south-southeast of Minami-Daitoshima Island Aug. 15 and bring strong winds to the main island of Okinawa early Aug. 16, the agency said.

Wind speeds could reach 90 kph or stronger when the typhoon reaches the main island, the agency said.

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