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Japan issues highest alert over typhoon Neoguri

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Japan was bracing Tuesday for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. 

Japanese meteorologist Satoshi Ebihara answers questions during a press conference in Tokyo, on July 7, 2014

The top-level warning means a threat to life, as well as the risk of massive damage from torrential rains and gusts of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) per hour.

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