Typhoon Meari, the eighth storm to hit Japan this year, brought winds of up to 67 miles per hour, and left at least eight people missing.
A record eighth typhoon swept through southern &to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/379/13758_china.html' target=_blank>Japan on Wednesday, killing at least two people, triggering floods and strong winds that forced the evacuation of tens of thousands.
"It is very unusual this year because we have had so many typhoons. The typhoon this time brought lots of rain here," an official in Tokushima on Shikoku told Reuters.
According to the Channel News Asia, television footage showed broken banks of swollen rivers and cars churning in flooded roads. The typhoon triggered at least three major landslides in Mie prefecture, western Japan, while troops were deployed to rescue people.