High waves batter a breakwater at a port in central Japan
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Dramatic scenes as Typhoon Phanfone batters Japan

A powerful typhoon has brought many parts of Japan to a standstill and briefly battered Tokyo before heading out to sea.

Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least one person, a US airman on Okinawa who was washed away by high waves.

Thousands of households lost power; school, factories and roads were closed; and transport was affected - including flights and the bullet train.

  • 06 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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