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Typhoon Malou was approaching northern Kyushu on Tuesday after passing the East China Sea, the Meteorological Agency said.

The typhoon brought winds topping 54 kph to western Japan and caused heavy rain in the northern and southwestern parts of the country, the agency said.

At noon, the typhoon was around 50 km north-northeast of Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, moving northeast at about 20 kph. Winds reached speeds of up to 108 kph and the storm had an atmospheric pressure of 996 hectopascals around its center.

The typhoon was expected Wednesday to move east in the Sea of Japan, causing strong winds in western and northern Japan. Warnings were issued for heavy rain and storm surges.

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