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Typhoon Roke makes landfall in Japan

Typhoon Roke made landfall west of Tokyo on Wednesday packing sustained winds of 100 mph. and heavy rain.

The storm was expected to cut a path northeast through the capital and into the northeastern region of Tohoku, which was devastated by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.

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Policemen attempt to remove a tree toppled by strong wind from Typhoon Roke at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain from Typhoon Roke in Tokyo, on Wednesady, Sept. 21.

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An aerial view of flooded Toyokawa, central Japan is pictured by Kyodo on Sept. 21.


Police officers in rain gear regulate vehicles moving across a flooded national route in Toyokawa, central Japan, on Wednesday Sept. 21.

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Passengers wait for the resumption of train service after it was halted by Typhoon Roke, at Shibuya station in Tokyo on Sept. 21.

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