Powerful typhoon slams into Japan

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People run in in the rain caused by Typhoon Roke in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.  The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph), made landfall in the afternoon near the central Japanese city of Hamamatsu, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of Tokyo. The storm was expected to cut a path northeast through the capital and into the northeastern region of Tohoku, which was devastated by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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A powerful typhoon headed north after dumping heavy rains on Japan's tsunami-devastated coastline, paralyzing commuter trains in the capital, and leaving at least 16 people dead or missing across the country. (AP)

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