Typhoon Maliksi looming off JapanThursday October 4, 2012 - 18:36 EST
The Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of a strong typhoon moving towards the country's north-eastern Pacific coast.
Typhoon Maliksi, packing winds of up to 126 kilometres per hour, was in the Pacific Ocean east of Tokyo around Thursday noon, moving north-northeast.
The typhoon was not expected to hit the Japanese archipelago directly but was forecast to move along the north-eastern Pacific coast, the agency said.
It has warned of six-metre waves along parts of the coast which were ravaged by the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
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