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In pictures: Typhoon Tokage
Local police investigate as they are reported a missing man as a powerful typhoon is approaching to the eastern Japan in Kujukuri, Japan, Wednesday, Oct 20, 2004
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Typhoon Tokage began churning towards Japan on Tuesday, the 10th major storm to hit the country this year.
A billow caused by Typhoon Tokage clashes against a seawall in a harbour in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, south-western Japan, Wednesday morning, Oct. 20, 2004.
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Huge waves breached coastal defences as it moved into south-western Japan.
A child lies and places foot up against the window of a bullet train that is stranded at Nagoya station following a powerful typhoon Tokage in Nagoya, Wednesday, Oct 20, 2004
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Bullet train services were suspended and domestic flights disrupted.
Isolated residents in Toyooka, western Japan are rescued by firefighters Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004.
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Residents in isolated areas had to be rescued as flood waters rose.
Houses are seen submerged in water in Toyooka, western Japan Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004.
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Areas of southern and western Japan are still under water, although the typhoon has now moved out to sea.
Debris are seen in Muroto, south-western Kochi prefecture Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 after massive waves destroyed breakwater and slammed into the coastal area.
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At least 55 people have been killed and rescuers are still searching for others missing in landslides and floods.

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