Powerful Typhoon Mindulle Approaches Tokyo Area Bringing Heavy Rain.

Powerful winds and torrential rain hit parts of Japan, Friday, October 1, as Typhoon Mindulle was approaching Tokyo.

Footage from a local broadcaster showed high waves pounding the coast of Hachijojima, a remote island located about 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Tokyo.

Mindulle, a Korean word for "dandelion," continued to move northeast at a speed of 35 kilometers an hour on Friday afternoon, local time.

Public broadcaster NHK said that a city in Chiba Prefecture, neighboring Tokyo, saw rainfall of nearly 21 centimeters in the 24 hours prior to noon Friday.

(Reuters)

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