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Typhoon Yun-yeung Approaches Japan, Landfall Expected Today

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has reported that Typhoon Yun-yeung is closing in on central and eastern regions of Japan, with landfall anticipated later today. As of 3 a.m. on Friday, Yun-yeung was positioned 170 km southeast of Wakayama Prefecture, moving north at approximately 15 km/h. Eastern areas along the Pacific are experiencing heavy rainfall, with Kozushima Island in the Izu Islands recording 136.5 mm of rain in just six hours through 5 a.m.

The JMA has forecast thunderstorms in central Tokai, eastern Kanto-Koshin, and northeastern Tohoku regions through Saturday, warning of a potential 250 mm of rain in the next 24 hours. The agency has issued mudslide alerts for the Izu Islands and Chiba Prefecture and urged residents to remain vigilant for mudslides, floods in low-lying areas, and rising rivers.