The 1950s featured the 1950–59 Pacific typhoon seasons. The seasons had no official bounds, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Typhoon Jane struck the island of Shikoku in Japan on the 3rd of September. Resulting flooding and landslides killed 539 people. 
In late August, a depression formed and quickly intensified into a tropical storm and was given the name Jane. The storm drifted west-northwestward and intensified into a typhoon. Jane gradually curved to the north and intensified to a category 2 typhoon. Jane shortly reached category 3 status and peak intensity at 185 kph (115 mph). The typhoon accelerated to the north-northeast and weakened to a category 2 storm and made landfall in the modern-day Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Jane crossed Kyoto Prefecture and weakened to a tropical storm and crossed the Noto Peninsula and reentered the Sea of Japan and passed just west of Sado Island. The storm struck eastern Aomori Prefecture and crossed the Tsugaru Straits and made a final landfall on the south coast of Hokkaido Prefecture. Jane crossed Hokkaido and dissipated south of the Kuril Islands.
Typhoon Marie had a minimum pressure of 956 mb and a maximum windspeeds of 85 mph. Marie crossed the southern islands of Kyūshū and Shikoku before turning northeast and striking Hokkaidō island. Marie caused the ship Toya Maru to sink in the Hokkaidō Strait. 1,361 people were killed and 400 were left missing.
Typhoon Sarah formed at a low latitude on March 21, 1956 and took a generally Northwest heading. On the 31st as it approached the Philippine Islands, it slowed then reversed its direction dissipating on April 4th.
On April 16, 1956, Typhoon Thelma formed near the formation place of Typhoon Sarah. Thelma struck the Philippine Islands in the 21st and passed close to Formosa on the 23rd then struck Japan. The U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Central in Guam stopped following Thelma on April 25th.
Typhoon Babs struck the western Kyūshū Island in southern Japan. 33 people were killed and 3 were missing.
Emma was a powerful mid-season typhoon that struck the U.S. held island of Okinawa and South Korea. The typhoon killed 64 people with 35 missing and down millions in damage.
On August 1, Typhoon Wanda made landfall along the coast of Zhejiang, China, killing over 5700 people. This was the second strongest typhoon to hit China since 1949, after Typhoon Saomai, as well as the second deadliest since 1949, after Typhoon Nina (1975).
A moderately powerful typhoon, Harriet brought heavy rains and 110 mph winds to Japan. The typhoon destroyed 600 buildings and killed 38 people. Harriet then crossed the Sea of Japan before making a second landfall in South Korea. There, the storm brought heavy rains and gusty winds before dissipating. Harriet killed 53 people and left $50 million (1956) dollars in damage.
A weak December typhoon, Polly brought 100 mph winds and 11 inch rains to the Philippines on December 13. The typhoon killed 79 people and left $2.5 million (1956) dollars in damage.
The 1957 season was fairly active, with 17 typhoons, of which six reached supertyphoon status. Typhoon Virginia in June killed 86 people and caused $80 million in damage when it struck Taiwan and southern Japan. Typhoon Faye in September resulted in heavy damage and killed over 50 people on Okinawa.
The 1958 season included 23 named storms. The first storm of the season, Ophelia, crashed a recon flight into the storm on January 15. In May, Typhoon Phyllis attained a peak of 185 mph, the strongest typhoon ever in the month of May. Typhoon Alice caused 41 deaths and heavy damage after hitting southeastern Japan on July 22. Later, Typhoon Ida reached peak winds of 200 mph on September 24 with a record low pressure (at the time) of 877 mbar. It caused extensive mudslides in Japan, killed 888 people, and left 500,000 people homeless.
The 1959 Pacific typhoon season featured 24 tropical cyclones, though operationally 59 total areas of investigation were classified by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC); three systems were handled by the responsibility of FWB at Pearl Harbor and the USWB at Honolulu. Three systems were questionable due to lack of reconnaissance aircraft use. In total, the season featured 65 tropical cyclones and areas of investigation operationally, including central Pacific Hurricane Patsy, which was operationally believed to have crossed the International Date Line into the western Pacific. The first annual tropical cyclone report for the western North Pacific Ocean was issued by the agency.
Of the 23 tropical cyclones and 65 total areas of investigation, 17 storms attained typhoon status, which was below the yearly average of 19. At least nine other tropical systems never exceeded tropical storm intensity operationally. Most of the systems were noted to have developed within the typical spawning grounds for typhoons originating from easterly waves within the Intertropical Convergence Zone; the exceptions were Ellen and Georgia which developed from cold-core troughs extending southward into the tropical latitudes. Of the 17 typhoons that formed, five were first detected within 300 miles (500 km) of the island of Guam. Three of the typhoons developed at a slow rate, while three others rapidly intensified to typhoon status within hours. Only four typhoons were small in diameter, while at least three typhoons developed to large sizes and became the dominant tropical features during the season. Two of the typhoons — Joan and Vera — featured sea-level pressures below 900 millibars and were the most intense tropical cyclones during the season, each featuring winds of 190 mph (305 km/h) or greater. Of the total number of typhoons, 215 reconnaissance missions were flown into the storms, including 3,799 observations and 391 total fixes. The average track error for each advisory for storms during the season was 63.9 miles (102.8 km) for 12-hour forecasts and 301.6 miles (485.4 km) for 48-hour forecasts.