Phanfone started affecting Japan late on October 4, as it began weakening. High waves and winds of 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) were reported most in southern Japan. At the Kadena Air Base, the typhoon killed an U.S. airman and left two others missing after they were swept out to sea. It was also reported that 10 people were injured and nearly 10,000 houses are without power.
As of Oct 6, a total of seven people were killed while four remained missing in Japan by the typhoon.
|High waves batter a breakwater at a port at Kihou town in Mie prefecture,|
on Oct. 6, 2014. Typhoon Phanfone packing gusts and huge waves that
swept three US military officials out to sea. (Jiji PressJ/AFP/Getty Images)
|Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on Oct. 6, 2014|