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One killed in Japan as typhoon approaches capital, millions advised to evacuate

One man was killed and more than 3 million people were advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon bore down on the Japanese capital on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means \"speed\" in the Philippine language Tagalog, is due to make landfall on Japan\'s main island of Honshu late on Saturday, threatening to flood low-lying Tokyo as it is coincides with high tide.

The storm, which the government warned could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958, has already brought record-breaking rainfall in Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo with a whopping 700 mm (27.6 inches) of rain over 24 hours.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the highest level of warning for some areas in Tokyo, Kanagawa and five other surrounding prefectures, warning of amounts of rain that occur only once in decades.

\"We are seeing unprecedented rain,\" an agency official told a news co
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