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Super typhoon Nanmadol is approaching the island of Kyushu in Japan.

On Sunday, Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall on Kyushu, the southernmost main island of Japan, with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issuing a warning of “like never experienced before” gales and high seas.

The US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, which designated the 14th typhoon of the season as a super typhoon, warned that it might produce record rainfall and cause landslides and overflowing rivers.

On Sunday, the central Tokai region could get 300 mm (12 inches) of rain, while southern Kyushu could experience 500 mm (20 inches) of rain and wind gusts of up to 250 km/h (155 mph).

Convenience store major Seven-Eleven Japan has temporarily closed about 950 outlets, and regional railroad operators have cancelled trains.

The storm is anticipated to move eastward early next week, passing over Honshu, the largest island in Japan, before heading out to sea by Wednesday.

As the storm came, Okinawa, a series of islands in southern Japan, was already being pummelling by wind and rain, according to domestic television.