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Typhoon Jelawat pounds central Japan

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Typhoon Jelawat pounds central Japan

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Typhoon Jelawat have hit the central islands of Japan, with high speed winds and torrential downpours.

The typhoon has already wreaked havoc in Japan’s south.

The storm, which has injured more than 100 people, has left commuters stranded.

Six hundred flights have been axed across the country.

Thousands of people have been evacuated in the islands of Okinawa and Kagoshima, including some 4,000 households in the coastal city of Naha.

Jelawat, which has produced winds of up to 126 kilometres an hour, is moving towards Tokyo, where residents have been advised to stay indoors.