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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 KHANUN recently swept across Goto Island in southern Japan on August 9, before heading towards the central-southern coast of South Korea. As of 0.00 UTC on August 10, the cyclone's center was identified just 10 km south of Geoje-si City, boasting maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h, classifying it as a tropical storm.

KHANUN's projected trajectory involves traversing the entirety of the Korean Peninsula, progressively weakening and eventually dissipating by August 12. Authorities and media reports confirm the ongoing evacuation of approximately 934,000 individuals in several Prefectures of southern Japan. Additionally, power outages have affected 16,000 households in the region.

In South Korea, precautionary measures led to the evacuation of over 30,000 scouts from their campsite, along with more than 10,000 residents from coastal areas at risk. Over the next 24 hours, anticipations of heavy rainfall, potent winds, and storm surges loom over the Korean Peninsula and parts of southern Japan. The Korean Meteorological Administration has issued a Typhoon warning, encompassing the entirety of South Korea.

Meanwhile, a distinct tropical cyclone christened LAN has emerged in the Pacific Ocean, charting a northwest course. This cyclone's trajectory places it on a potential collision course with the south-central coast of central Japan, with a landfall projected around August 15.

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  964,000
      Affected Persons
16,000
        Families

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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