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Powerful typhoon Man-yi strikes Japan, forcing thousands to flee

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A man looks at turbulent ocean waves at Enoshima in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, on Sept. 16, 2013. Powerful typhoon Man-yi bore down on Japan and went past Tokyo on Monday.

A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan on Monday, forcing the evacuation of 320,000 households across the country.

Torrential rain in Kyoto city caused a river to overflow, inundating homes and stores near Arashiyama mountain, a popular tourist site.

A 71-year-old woman was found dead after a mudslide crushed her home in Shiga Prefecture, according to the public broadcaster NHK. Four others were reported missing across three states.

Bullet train services were suspended throughout the day and over 400 domestic flights were cancelled because of the storm.

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A residential area in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, flooded because of Typhoon Man-yi.

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Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo.

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A bridge that collapsed into a flooded river in Kyoto as torrential rain hit western Japan.

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Hotel guests get a boat ride through a flooded street after the Katsura River in Kyoto overflowed.