Typhoon Faxai slammed ashore near the city of Chiba in Japan shortly before dawn, bringing with it wind gusts of 207 km, the strongest ever recorded in Chiba, national broadcaster NHK said.
A woman in her fifties was confirmed dead after she was found in a Tokyo street and taken to hospital. Footage from a nearby security camera showed she had been smashed against a building by strong winds.
Some minor landslides occurred and a bridge was washed away, while as many as 930,000 houses lost power at one point, NHK reported, including the entire city of Kamogawa.
More than 160 flights were canceled and scores of train lines closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area with a population of some 36 million people.
About four to five typhoons make landfall in Japan every year, but it is unusual for them to do so near Tokyo. Temperatures shot up to unseasonably hot levels in the wake of the storm, prompting authorities to warn of the danger of heatstroke.
Sources: EFE, teleSUR.