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Typhoon nears Japan, 1.3 million told to evacuate

More than 1.3 million people were advised to evacuate on Tuesday as typhoon Roke approached Japan, threatening the industrial city of Nagoya with heavy rain and landslides.

No major disruptions to plant operations were reported.The eye of the typhoon was 210 km 130 miles east-southeast of the southern island of Tanegashima, moving east-northeast at 20 km 13 miles per hour as of 5 p.m. 0800 GMT, the Meteorological Agency said.

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