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The government is facing mounting criticism over its allegedly insufficient initial response to a recent powerful typhoon that left tens of thousands of households without electricity in Chiba Prefecture.

“A political vacuum” was created as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Sept. 11, two days after Typhoon Faxai made landfall, some critics claim.

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