At least 30 people have been injured and almost a million households are without power after Typhoon Faxai hit Japan.
Faxai arrived in the greater Tokyo area with winds of 89mph and gusts up to 123mph, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
When it arrived earlier in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, the gusts were 128mph – a record for that part of the country.
Among those hurt was a woman in her 20s who was seriously injured when a metal pole from a golf course hit her home.
A neighbour told national broadcaster NHK: “There was a huge grinding noise, I couldn’t figure out what it was. Then I looked out the window.”
More than 130 flights were cancelled and train lines were closed, causing commuting chaos in the greater Tokyo area, which has a population of around 36 million.
Around 930,000 households were without power at one point, including the whole city of Kamogawa, southeast of Tokyo.
Trucks flipped over and a bridge was washed away.
Metal signs and roofs were torn from buildings.
There were minor landslides and 2,000 people had to flee their homes due to the danger, although there was no major damage.
Faxai is now heading out into the Pacific at a speed of about 15mph but forecasters say the heavy rain could hang around for days.
Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to hit 36C (96.8F) in Tokyo.
Typhoons are not uncommon in Japan – the country sees four or five a year – but they are rarely seen so close to the capital city.
On Sunday, Typhoon Lingling battered North Korea, killing five people and injuring three, according to KCNA.
The state news agency said thousands of hectares of crops were ruined but “active work to eradicate the aftermath” was under way.
The impoverished country has regular food shortages and in May it announced it was suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades.
Also in May, it was announced that daily food rations were being cut to just 300g per person.
The United Nations has warned that 40% of the population (about 10 million people) are chronically short of food.
But North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un blamed officials for being “helpless against the typhoon, unaware of its seriousness and seized with easygoing sentiment”.
Before Lingling hit North Korea, it killed three people and injured 27 in South Korea, also cutting power to 160,000 homes and resulting in the cancellations of hundreds of flights.
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