Japan Braces for Super Typhoon

    Waves are seen as super typhoon Neoguri approaches the region, at Cape Kyan in Itoman on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 7, 2014. Japan's weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to urge people in the country's southern islands to take maximum precautions as the super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" is set to rake the Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds.   Mandatory credit   REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN - RTR3XGXD


    Because Mother Nature hasn’t sufficiently tormented Japan over the past decade, a super typhoon is expected to hit the country this week. Weather officials issued an emergency warning Monday that a “once in decades storm” is set to hit the Okinawa region. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said typhoon Neoguri is already gusting at around 150 mph and could grow more intense by Tuesday. Although it is not expected to be as strong as Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a JMA official warned that “this is an extraordinary situation, where a grave danger is approaching.”

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