Wednesday, October 20, 2004

15 dead, 17 missing as powerful typhoon hits western Japan

TOKYO — Massive Typhoon Tokage hit western Japan on Wednesday as it raked the southwest while heading north, leaving 15 people dead, at least 17 missing and more than 120 injured, and disrupting air, land and sea transportation services across the country.

A total of 874 domestic flights were canceled for the day, affecting some 103,000 passengers, in what appears to be the largest number of cancellations in a day due to typhoon this year.

(Japan Today. October 20. 2004)

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How come this is not major news in the US?

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