8 / 30
A walks past an uprooted tree that lies on the river bed of the swollen Shonai River at Kasugai, central Japan,on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2011 as powerful Typhoon Roke lashes across central Japan with heavy rains and sustained winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph). (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA

Powerful typhoon slams into Japan

A powerful typhoon headed north after dumping heavy rains on Japan's tsunami-devastated coastline, paralyzing commuter trains in the capital, and leaving at least 16 people dead or missing across the country. (AP)