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Tornadoes rip through Japan
Severe weather slammed into the suburbs of Tokyo on Monday injuring over 60 people.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 09:25
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A series of tornadoes has wreaked havoc in eastern Japan, destroying homes and injuring 63 people.

The severe weather was generated by a weather front which has remained over Japan over the last few days. This is the same system that absorbed the strength of Tropical Storm Kong-Rey, as it hurtled across the island of Honsu a few days ago.

Since then torrential rain has fallen across many parts of the country, and more destructive weather is expected in Japan in the next 24-48 hours.

Tropical Storm Toraji is expected to make landfall in southwest Japan around 12 GMT on Wednesday (9pm local time).


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A series of tornadoes ripped through eastern Japan on Monday.


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According to the local police, 63 people have been injured, at least one of them seriously.


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Six homes were demolished in the Saitama suburb of Tokyo, with another 83 badly damaged.


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The tornado tossed cars are vans through the air.


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Roofs were ripped from houses and windows were shattered.


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Tens of thousands of people were without power, as the winds toppled trees and powerlines.


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The tornadoes developed within a weather front which has remained over Japan for a few days.


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The same weather system has also delivered torrentially heavy rain, prompting the Japan Meteorlogical Agency to issue warnings that these may cause 'ground-loosing' and trigger landslides.


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Now Tropical Storm Toraji is bearing down on the country, meaning things could get worse before they get better.



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A series of tornadoes ripped through eastern Japan on Monday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/twister-terror/17cd143f42cd7fff731af0f71b973b6bAFP PHOTO / AYAME TAJIMA / JIJI PRESS Twister terror

A series of tornadoes ripped through eastern Japan on Monday.

It happened in the blink of an eyehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/it-happened-in-the-blink-of-an-eye/908ca4096e42d5393ae803d7930cc106

According to the local police, 63 people have been injured, at least one of them seriously.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/it-happened-in-the-blink-of-an-eye/908ca4096e42d5393ae803d7930cc106EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMAIt happened in the blink of an eye

According to the local police, 63 people have been injured, at least one of them seriously.

House of cardshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/house-of-cards/85e224a75754239d817d84eabb23b345

Six homes were demolished in the Saitama suburb of Tokyo, with another 83 badly damaged.

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Six homes were demolished in the Saitama suburb of Tokyo, with another 83 badly damaged.

Take coverhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/take-cover/9d194881b092473517dd9677d39cc2da

The tornado tossed cars are vans through the air.

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The tornado tossed cars are vans through the air.

Patching up before the rainhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/patching-up-before-the-rain/f9df8631be6ec6ff0a90a117e679393d

Roofs were ripped from houses and windows were shattered.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/patching-up-before-the-rain/f9df8631be6ec6ff0a90a117e679393dEPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMAPatching up before the rain

Roofs were ripped from houses and windows were shattered.

Falling like matchstickshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/falling-like-matchsticks/ec20d639cbc7208d73b2c172bd92c4da

Tens of thousands of people were without power, as the winds toppled trees and powerlines.

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Tens of thousands of people were without power, as the winds toppled trees and powerlines.

Wondering where to starthttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/wondering-where-to-start/cd9cc9aa21e605385eb70d690fff7bbf

The tornadoes developed within a weather front which has remained over Japan for a few days.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/wondering-where-to-start/cd9cc9aa21e605385eb70d690fff7bbfEPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMAWondering where to start

The tornadoes developed within a weather front which has remained over Japan for a few days.

In need of repairhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/in-need-of-repair/f797e693876fcbd71ad154ff09ce46ae

The same weather system has also delivered torrentially heavy rain, prompting the Japan Meteorlogical Agency to issue warnings that these may cause 'ground-loosing' and trigger landslides.

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The same weather system has also delivered torrentially heavy rain, prompting the Japan Meteorlogical Agency to issue warnings that these may cause 'ground-loosing' and trigger landslides.

More severe weather still to comehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/more-severe-weather-still-to-come/46b623e09c152a7403a02801863a64d1

Now Tropical Storm Toraji is bearing down on the country, meaning things could get worse before they get better.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Japan_Tornado/slideshow/more-severe-weather-still-to-come/46b623e09c152a7403a02801863a64d1EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMAMore severe weather still to come

Now Tropical Storm Toraji is bearing down on the country, meaning things could get worse before they get better.



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