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Japan typhoon winds 'up to 240 kmph'

8 July 2014 Last updated at 13:54 BST

Hundreds of thousands of people have been urged to seek shelter as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island chain.

Typhoon Neoguri was passing over the southern islands on Tuesday, bringing strong wind and torrential rain.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

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