Tokyo Pummeled by First Direct Typhoon Landfall in 11 Years

  • Season’s ninth tropical storm makes landfall near capital
  • ‘Strong’ Typhoon Mindulle delays flights, causes power cuts

People walk under heavy rain in downtown Tokyo on Aug. 22.

Photographer: Toru Yamanaka/AFP via Getty Images

Tokyo was pummeled by rain and winds as Mindulle became the first typhoon to make landfall near the metropolitan region in 11 years on Monday, bringing the risk of floods and landslides.

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