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Damaged traffic boards and telecommunication relay poles are seen after they were brought down by strong winds caused by typhoon Jebi in Osaka on September 4, 2018.Image copyrightAFP
Image captionHundreds of flights, trains and ferries had to be cancelled
Japan has been hit by its strongest typhoon in 25 years, with officials warning more than a million people to evacuate their homes.
Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western areas, bringing heavy rain and reports of winds up to 172km/h (107mph).
In Osaka Bay it swept a tanker into a bridge and in Kyoto parts of a railway station roof came down.
Kyodo news says at least two people have been killed by the storm, which is expected to weaken as it moves north.
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The storm made landfall on Shikoku island around noon on Tuesday local time and then moved across Japan's largest main island of Honshu.
There are warnings of high waves, flooding and mudslides. It has already left tens of thousands without power and authorities have urged people to move to safety.
A tanker ship had smashed into a bridge connecting the city of Izumisano with Kansai airport,Image copyrightAFP
Image captionA tanker ship smashed into a bridge in Izumisano
Jebi is the first typhoon classed as "very strong" by the country's weather agency to make landfall on Japan's main islands since a typhoon left 48 people dead or missing in 1993, Kyodo reports.
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Hundreds of flights, trains and ferries had to be cancelled.
Flooding covered the runways at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, which is built on a man-made island in a bay.
An aerial view shows a flooded runway at Kansai airport, Osaka on 4 September 2018Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionThe runway at Kansai airport was flooded
Universal Studios Japan, a popular amusement park near Osaka, was closed.
People with umbrellas walking through the stormImage copyrightEPA
Image captionThe storm hit with winds of up to 216km/h (135 mph)
Authorities warn of landslides, flooding, violent winds and high tidesImage copyrightKYODO/VIA REUTERS
Image captionHuge waves were whipped up
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an emergency meeting and called on people "to take action to protect your lives, including preparing and evacuating early".
Footage from the storm making landfall showed giant waves crashing against the coastline, and flying debris.
Japan's weather agency has warned of possible landslides, flooding and violent winds, as well as high tides, lightning and tornadoes in the areas affected.
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The country is regularly struck by major storms and this summer has been one of extreme weather.
In July landslides and massive floods - the worst in decades - killed more than 200 people. That was followed by a record deadly heatwave.
Truck blown over on the Seto Ohashi bridge in SakadeImage copyrightAFP PHOTO / KAGAWA PREFECTURAL POLICE
Image captionThe winds were strong enough to turn over trucks
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