Japan braces for 'super typhoon'  


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The Independent Online

A powerful typhoon is pummelling the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, paralysing transport and prompting US forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity.

The Okinawa government has reported that four people were injured, one an 83-year-old woman who suffered a head injury. A man was reported missing from a fishing boat in rough seas off Kyushu, to the north.