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Natural disasters

Typhoon blows hole in Japan's aging power grid

As blackout drags on, Tokyo faces decision on costly infrastructure upgrades

Debris hangs from damaged power lines in Minamiboso, south of Tokyo. (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

TOKYO -- Widespread power outages continue near Tokyo five days after a powerful typhoon once again exposed the vulnerability of Japan's aging infrastructure.

Almost 170,000 households mostly in Chiba Prefecture, next to the capital, remained without power Friday night after Typhoon Faxai battered the region Monday with winds of up to 216 kph.

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