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Natural disasters

Full economic impact of Japan typhoon still unknown 2 weeks later

Factories forced to cut production as power outages persist

A pile of rubble and a damaged house in Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Authorities are finally starting to grasp the damage to homes and factories from the powerful typhoon that slammed into Japan two weeks ago, but with some areas still without power, no one knows the full extent of the economic loss.

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