Over the past month, two fairly major typhoons have come by Okinawa, and though we are by no means “experts” in our experience of typhoons, we thought that the weather nuts among you might be interested to read about some of the things we’ve learnt.

A typhoon is basically the same as a hurricane. The only difference is really its location. Hurricanes originate in the Atlantic or east Pacific Oceans, whereas typhoons originate in the west Pacific. There is a popular myth that typhoons...

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