Japan waterspout in Wakayama Prefecture filmed from air

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Rare aerial footage from Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV has captured a large waterspout over the ocean in Wakayama Prefecture.

The waterspout lasted for about 10 minutes, but never became a tornado, disintegrating before touching land.

Further footage on Wednesday captured a funnel cloud in Ishikawa Prefecture, after a hail storm and lightning hit the town.

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