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Powerful typhoon approaches southern Japan

A powerful typhoon brought heavy rain and high winds as it approached southern Japan on Saturday (September 29), causing power outages in several cities and prompting Kansai International Airport near Osaka to plan a temporary closure of its runways

Typhoon Trami, rated category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, with category 5 the highest, is the latest storm to threaten Japan in a year of weather-related woes, including punishing heat, heavy rains and landslides.

Strong wind knocked down trees, blew off an outer wall from a building and left nine people injured in Okinawa. Trami also caused power outages in more than 30 towns, according to public broadcaster NHK.

PHOTO COURTESY TWITTER/ @W_ELEVEN717, and TAKAYUKI NAKAMA

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