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Sections of Nagano were filled with muddy water. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
Natural disasters

In pictures: Typhoon Hagibis tears Japan apart

Strongest storm in decades kills at least 90; rescue operations continue

KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei Asian Review photo editor | Japan

TOKYO -- Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest typhoons Japan has experienced in decades, tore through eastern and northern Japan on Saturday and early Sunday, killing at least 90 people and leaving more than a dozen others missing.

Search and rescue operations are continuing, as more than 140 rivers flooded and left houses and buildings inundated with water.

Below are photographs from scenes around the country.

Oct. 12

(Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Pedestrians in Tokyo's Shinjuku district struggle to hold onto their umbrellas.

Oct. 13

 (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Residents in Nagano Prefecture are rescued from floodwaters by a helicopter.

(Photo by Akira Kodaka)

The city of Nagano in central Japan is seen flooded after the Chikuma River's levee broke.

(Photo by Kei Higuchi)

Self-Defence Forces personnel walk through flooded streets in Saitama Prefecture while looking for people stranded by flooding. 

(Photo by Kei Higuchi)

A boy stops at a flooded street in Saitama Prefecture.

(Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Shinkansen bullet trains are submerged at their base in the city of Akanuma in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, after the Chikuma River overflowed because of Typhoon Hagibis.

Oct. 15

(Photo by Hiroyuki Yamamoto)

People walk past downed trees and power lines in the city of Nagano, which was hit hard by Typhoon Hagibis.

(Photo by Hiroyuki Yamamoto)

A gymnasium in the city of Nagano is inundated with debris from the storm.

Oct. 21

(Photo by Konosuke Urata)

A pile of garbage collected from damaged and destroyed houses in Miyagi Prefecture. 

Oct. 24

(Photo by Taro Yokozawa)

A collapsed railway bridge in Nagano Prefecture. 

Nov. 28

 (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Blue sheets cover roofs that were damaged by Typhoon Hagibis in Chiba Prefecture.

The video shows a residential area and train marshaling yard near the Chikuma River in the city of Nagano, before and after Typhoon Hagibis struck.

 

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