Reactor building cover of unit 3 of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Fukushima not affected by Japan typhoon

Japan typoon Roke has left six people dead and six missing, but has not had a major impact on the Fukushima nuclear plant.

The strong typhoon caused heavy rain and strong winds, prompting the evacuation of more than one million from Nagoya in central Japan and.

Typhoon Roke also cut through Tokyo, halting commuter trains in and around the capital, affecting millions of passengers.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said some monitoring equipment had suffered glitches but it did not appear as if the typhoon had caused any radioactive water to overflow into the ocean, adding that final checks were still underway.

The site holds huge amounts of contaminated water used to cool reactors after cooling systems were knocked out by the March earthquake and tsunami.

Typhoon Roke, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, was off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last night, moving northeast at a speed of 70 km per hour.

It was the second big storm to hit Japan this month after Typhoon Talas hit western Japan and left about 100 people dead or missing. 

Around two to four typhoons make landfall each year in Japan.

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