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Two typhoons are approaching western Japan, including areas already battered by torrential rain and flooding last month, with the weather agency warning of heavy downpours, strong winds and high waves toward the weekend.

Typhoon Soulik, which is maintaining its strength and packing gusts of up to 216 kph, is projected to approach the Amami island chain and the southern part of Kyushu from later Tuesday to early Wednesday.

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