Typhoon Ewiniar heads for Okinawa
Typhoon Ewiniar seen from an NOAA satellite image on July 3, 2006. NOAA/Handout/Reuters via Yahoo News.
The typhoon, whose name means "storm god" in the Micronesian Chuuk language, was east of the Philippines and heading north at 15 km per hour.
Storm winds are expected in Okinawa by Friday when the typhoon is expected to increase in strength.