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Who Names Typhoons?
A student recently pointed out that Typhoon 21 was named “Jebi” in an English-language newspaper. Together, we wondered where this name came from. I knew that hurricanes in the US are given English names of boys and girls by the National Weather Service, but I didn’t think that a US-based organization gives the names for typhoons that happen in Asia.
Some research online showed that typhoon names are given by the World Meteorological Organization Regional Specialized Meteorological Center in Tokyo, Japan. The names come from 14 committee members in the nations and districts in the Pacific region. The names are not commonly used in Japan, because people understand the numbering system better, but typhoon names are used in international communication, especially in English.