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Tokyo Whipped by Tropical Storm Jelawat

September 30, 2012; 1:54 PM ET

Tropical Storm Jelawat has swept through mainland Japan, unleashing high winds and heavy rain.

Sunday's landfall on Aichi prefecture, southern Honshu, followed by a day Jelawat's battering of Okinawa, where at least one person died on Saturday, the Straits Times website said.

Tropical Storm Jelawat is over northern Honshu, Japan, at the time of this satellite shot, taken 1800 UTC Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Far to the south, two new tropical cyclones were in the formative stages. (Japan Meteorological Agency - JMA)

By early Monday morning, local time, the center of the weakening storm was over northern Honshu, near Sendai, aimed back out to sea.

Sunday, Jelawat blasted south-central Honshu with high winds, even hurricane gusts. At Tokyo's waterfront airport, gusts reached 75 mph, data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed.

Farther west, the tropical storm also cut loose with torrential rain. More than 6 inches of rain pelted Tzu.

Saturday's stormy stomp across Okinawa brought sustained winds to 85 mph, and top wind gusts to 115 mph, at Kadena. The regional capital, Naha, clocked gusts of at least 107 mph.

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