Japan braces for another typhoon as authorities have issued high alert for typhoon winds and heavy rain on Saturday after the country was hit by the devastating hurricane.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Namtheun was heading north towards the southern main island of Kyushu with gusts of up to 198 kmh.

On Saturday afternoon, the agency said the typhoon was passing near the small subtropical island of Amami in between Okinawa and Kyushu.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for strong winds, heavy rain and floods in southern Kyushu.

However, there was no immediate report of damage or injury.

Typhoon Lionrock that landed on Japan's northern Pacific coast on Tuesday evening, destructed many parts of the country and the death toll in northern Japan rose to 15.