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A NASA satellite image shows Typhoon Wipha off Japan. A typhoon described as the "strongest in 10 years" was closing in on Japan Tuesday, on a path that will take it towards the precarious Fukushima nuclear power plant.A monstrous once-in-a-decade typhoon loomed over Japan on Tuesday, snarling travel and shipping operations and prompting officials at the decimated Fukushima nuclear power plant to take emergency precautions. Typhoon Wipha was barreling across the Pacific directly towards the capital of Tokyo, where it is expected to make landfall amid the Wednesday morning rush hour, hammering the metropolitan area with hurricane-force winds. The center of the storm was 535 miles southwest of Tokyo at 3 a.m. (ET) Wednesday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, heading north-northeast at 22 mph.
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