• Kyodo, Bloomberg

  • SHARE

Businesses in Kansai were reeling Wednesday from the impact of a powerful typhoon that devastated the area the previous day, with disruptions hitting tourism operators, stores, theme parks and food supply chains.

Kansai International Airport, a key transport and cargo hub located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay — almost directly in the typhoon’s path — remained shut on Wednesday after Jebi, the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in 25 years, flooded its runways and smashed a tanker into the road and rail bridge connecting the airport to the mainland.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)