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The typhoon was heading north at 7 kph and is forecast to strengthen to a Category 4 storm with winds of 213 kph by late tomorrow. The typhoon is expected to approach the Okinawa islands in southwestern Japan on Sept. 12
Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Tropical Storm Sinlaku is skirting Japan's coast, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the south of the country as it heads in the direction of Tokyo.
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised its highest alert for coastal areas of Honshu and Shikoku and warned of potential landslides in mountainous areas around Osaka.
Sinlaku's sustained winds slowed to 108 kilometers per hour (67 mph) from 111 kph earlier today, the agency said. The storm's eye was 130 kilometers southwest of Omaezaki, Shizuoka prefecture, at 7:45 p.m. local time, it said.