Powerful typhoon Jelawat hits Japan mainland; 2 reported dead
TOKYO (AFP) - Powerful Typhoon Jelawat left at least two people dead and more than 180 injured in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific on Monday, the weather agency and local media said.
The typhoon, packing winds of up to 126kmh, was north-east of Nemuro in eastern Hokkaido over the Pacific at 0200 GMT (10am Singapore time), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
A 56-year-old man was confirmed to have drowned in Mie, central Japan, after going missing on Sunday, local officials said.
A 29-year-old man was swept to his death by high waves when Jelawat hit the southern island of Okinawa on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported.