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Strong winds, heavy rain warning for eastern Japan from tropical storm Faxai

Strong winds, heavy rain warning for eastern Japan from tropical storm Faxai

Authorities warned of strong winds and heavy rains in eastern Japan on Saturday as a tropical storm moved northeast near a remote island chain south of Tokyo.
Tropical storm Faxai was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Hachijo Island, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Tokyo, late Saturday afternoon with winds of up to 108 kilometers (67 miles) per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Faxai, moving at a speed of 85 kilometers (53 miles) per hour, was not expected to directly hit Tokyo, but was forecast to travel northeast off the eastern coast of the main island.
Up to 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) of rain per hour was forecast in parts of the Izu island chain, which includes Hachijo Island.
Faxai is a Laotian woman's name.