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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Wikipedia

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 125.8 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Japanese yen

Prime minister: Fumio Kishida

Gross domestic product: 5.065 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

Emperor: Naruhito

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Tropical Cyclone HINNAMNOR

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The newly formed Tropical Cyclone HINNAMNOR is moving west-south-west over the north-west Pacific, towards Ryukyu Islands (southern Japan). On 31 August at 0.00 its centre was located about 230 km east of Okinawa Island, with maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h.

Evacuation orders have been issued for 1,747 people living in Okinawa Prefecture, as reported by the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).

On 31 August - 1 September, HINNAMNOR is expected to move south-west, passing south of Ryukyu Islands, with maximum sustained winds between 215-240 km/h. After that, it is forecast to turn northwards, passing west of Taiwan and crossing southern Ryukyu Islands on 3-4 September. 

Emergency warnings for storm surge are in effect for Okinawa Prefecture, while red warnings for high wave have been issued for the rest of Ryuku Islands. On 31 August - 1 September heavy rainfall with strong winds and storm surge is forecast over Ryuku Islands.

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,747
      Affected Persons
  1,747
        Displaced Persons

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