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The 20th typhoon of the season brought record downpours to western Japan, including Hyogo and Kyoto prefectures, late Thursday and early Friday before heading north over the Sea of Japan.

The Meteorological Agency warned of gusts, high waves and landslides as Typhoon Cimaron looked to turn into an extratropical cyclone Friday night as the storm was predicted to hit Hokkaido.

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