TOKYO - Typhoon Faxai, one of the strongest on record to make landfall in the Kanto region of eastern Japan, wreaked havoc in Tokyo, Chiba and other prefectures.
In Tokyo, major stations were swamped by commuters as JR and some other train lines were suspended for most part of the morning. Meanwhile, in Chiba Prefecture, where the typhoon landed shortly before 5 a.m., strong gusts toppled power transmission towers and a 100-meter-wide golf driving range fence, among other damage.
Here is a collection of photos captured by Kyodo News photographers on Sept. 9.
(A flooded road in central Tokyo)
(Crowds waited at ticket gates at Shinagawa Station as all JR lines in the Tokyo metropolitan areas were suspended)
(People waited at Tokyo Station for shinkansen bullet train services to resume)
(Collapsed scaffolding on a multistory garage at Tokyo's Haneda airport)
(A golf driving range fence, measuring 30 to 40 meters tall and about 100 meters wide, toppled onto houses in Ichihara, leaving a woman in her 20s with serious injuries)
(The roof of Higashi-Chiba Station peeled off by the strong wind)
(A power transmission tower collapsed onto trees in Kimitsu)
(At one point as many as 17,000 people were stranded at Narita International Airport as train and bus services connecting it to Tokyo were suspended)
(Cargo containers were flooded at Yokohama port)
(A beach stall in Miura left in ruins)
(Traffic lights damaged by the typhoon in Zushi)
(A shopping street metal entrance was toppled by the wind and rammed into a building near Kamakura Station)
(Fallen trees blocked a tunnel in Zushi)