Typhoon Faxai batters Japan: Power cut, over 100 flights cancelled


Japan Airlines it had cancelled around 20 flights to and from Tokyo's two airports on Sunday, and warned of more cancellations and delays.

It took Eddie Jones' squad nearly took as long to travel from Tokyo Airport to their hotel as their 11-hour flight from London to the Japanese capital after they were stranded at Narita Airport for six hours on Monday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Thousands of people were stranded at the airport Monday evening, with officials preparing to distribute blankets and food.

Subway and train stations were reopened on Monday morning, and were more crowded than usual.

The storm has affected transport with about 100 bullet trains and 100 flights cancelled in the region. "I will ask my friend who has a auto to pick me up".

More than 30 people have been injured, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo.

The third casualty, a 47-year-old worker, who was fixing a power generation unit, was found collapsed and later confirmed dead at a hospital.

As images from the city of Ichihara in Chiba prefecture show, the typhoon also knocked down green safety netting at a golf driving range, sending an entire side of the assembly - support poles and all - crashing onto neighboring homes.

The typhoon brought torrential rains and winds
The typhoon brought torrential rains and winds

Typhoon Faxai, a Laotian woman's name, slammed ashore in the city of Chiba, just east of Tokyo, a little before dawn, bringing with it wind gusts of 207 kmh (128 mph) in Chiba, the strongest ever recorded there, national broadcaster NHK said.

A tree is uprooted due to strong winds in Tokyo. No injuries were reported in connection with such incidents.

The usually congested trains and major stations were even more crowded than usual once services resumed, with trains stopping temporarily and running erratically.

"I was prepared to wait".

It was the second time JR East has preannounced a suspension in services ahead of a typhoon, after first doing so on Sept 30 previous year.

The mercury climbed to 37.9 C in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, marking a season-high for the central Japan city.

Nissan said it halted operations at its Oppama and Yokohama factories due to flooding, while Sony said its plant making PlayStation 4 gaming consoles were closed due to power outage.

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