Watch: Powerful typhoon sweeps across mainland of Japan
A powerful typhoon has brought heavy rain and high winds as it battered southern Japan, leading to flight cancellations and power outages in several cities. Typhoon Trami, rated Category 2, is the latest storm to threaten Japan in a year of grim weather-related woes. Outlying islands in the Okinawan chain, around 1,000 km southwest of Tokyo, were being pounded by heavy rain and high tides on Saturday. Winds with gusts of up to 216 kph knocked down trees, blew off an outer wall from a building and left 17 people injured in Okinawa. About 195,000 households lost electricity on Okinawa and other neighboring small islands.