On August 18, 2002, Typhoon Phanfone moved slowly north along the coast of Japan, dumping over 9 inches of rain on parts of the island nation and generating winds of over 76 miles (126 kilometers) per hour. This image of the typhoon was taken on August 18 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The typhoon caused no deaths and led to some transportation disruptions along the Japanese coast. Phanfone is expected to continue traveling up the coast of Japan and dissipate into a tropical storm without coming aground on the main island.
Typhoon Man-Yi was pummeling the Japanese island of Okinawa with winds between 230 and 295 kilometers per hour (125-160 knots, 144-184 miles per hour) and heavy rain on the morning of July 13, 2007. he immense storm covered hundreds of square kilometers with spiraling bands of thunderstorms.