In excess of one million people have been told to vacate their homes as a potent typhoon hits south-west Japan.
Typhoon Halong made landfall near Aki, Kochi region, at around 06:00 (21:00 GMT Saturday), the Japan Meteorological Agency confirmed. Torrential rain in Mie region, west of Tokyo, was already extraordinary which can generate landslides or major floods, the agency warns. Winds of up to 180km/h (110mph) are moving slowly north-east.
One person has been killed and more than 30 injured media reports.