More than 3 million people were advised to evacuate from their homes as a powerful typhoon bore down on Japan on Saturday (October 12), bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.
Typhoon Hagibis - meaning 'speed' - proved deadly even before reaching land, killing at least one man in Tokyo.
Thousands of Households were left without power and over a thousand flights were canceled.
Experts warned that Tokyo - well prepared for earthquakes - was also vulnerable to flooding.
Stores, factories and subway systems were shut down as a precaution, while Japanese Formula One Grand Prix organizers scrapped practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday.
Two Rugby World Cup matches were also canceled.
Japan's last major typhoon - known as Ida - killed more than 1,000 people in 1958.