Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Great Timing

Here I am and here it comes: Strong typhoon bears down on Japan

A little factoid: the Japanese do not give their typhoons names like we do with our hurricanes in the West, just numbers. Of course this does not include the "kamikaze", or Great Wind that saved Japan from Chinese invasion. But if you are going to name only one typhoon, that would be the one.

Update: Press reports refer to the storm as Typhoon Melor. Inside of Japan it is referred to as Typhoon 16, so not sure how or why the naming conventions are separate.

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