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Japan typhoon Jelawat lifts car into air in Okinawa

30 September 2012 Last updated at 12:29 BST

A powerful typhoon has hit Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring more than 50 people and leaving thousands without power.

The country's Meteorological Agency said Typhoon Jelawat was expected to hit the Tokyo region Sunday evening. Residents have been warned to stay indoors.

Amateur footage posted online shows a car being rolled out of the parking lot at a military base on the island.

Video courtesy of Joseph M. Nolan