The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years battered the west of the country on Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rain, killing six and injuring scores more.
Powerful gusts ripped sheeting from rooftops, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a tanker anchored in Osaka Bay into a bridge to Kansai International Airport.
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The damage to the bridge left the airport cut off from the mainland and stranded around 3,000 people there, an official told AFP.
The airport was now conducting safety tests on the undamaged section of the bridge, the official said, but it remained unclear when the passengers could leave.
High waves whipped up by the storm also flooded parts of the airport, where all flights were cancelled, and the severe weather caused power outages and travel chaos across much of the country.
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