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Japan Weather Agency Warns of Landslides, Floods Due to Storm

Isolated downpour in the Akihabara district of Tokyo on Aug. 13.
Isolated downpour in the Akihabara district of Tokyo on Aug. 13.Photographer: Richard A. Brooks/AFP/Getty Images
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Japan’s weather agency warned of landslides, high waves and floods for some areas located in the central part the nation including Tokyo due to tropical storm Meari. 

The storm made landfall in Izu Peninsula around 5:30 p.m. local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in a statement. It was moving northeast at a speed of 20 kilometers (12 miles) per hour and may impact Tokyo and prefectures including Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Ibaraki, Kanagawa and Chiba overnight, the agency said.