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A high wave kicked up by Jebi crashes against a pier at Aki Fish Port on September 4 in Kochi Prefecture.   © Kyodo
Economy

Typhoon Jebi's direct strike on Japan: in pictures

The wrath of the most powerful storm to hit the nation in 25 years

(Courtesy of Kinki Regional Development Bureau)

The storm unmoored this tanker, sent it adrift and crashing into a bridge that connects one of Japan's most populous metro areas to the man-made island on which sits Kansai International Airport.

 

(Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

A woman in Osaka braces against a gust of wind that accompanied the typhoon.

 

  © Kyodo

Jebi scattered these containers on Rokko Island, Hyogo Prefecture.

 

(Photo by Tomoki Mera)

Jebi tore down this tree and sent it sliding across a street in Osaka.

 

  © Kyodo

These vehicles find themselves piled upon one another in Hyogo Prefecture.

 

  © Kyodo

This truck could not stand up to the typhoon's strong winds on a flooded road in Osaka.

 

  © Kyodo

A tugboat accepts an assignment to push this barge off a quay it was swept onto in Hyogo Prefecture.

 

(Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

A man clears a path through shards of glass in Osaka.

 

  © Kyodo

Runways at Kansai International Airport were left under water.

 

(Photo by Tomoki Mera)

Workers clear temporary scaffolding that did not survive the big storm in Osaka.

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