Home » International News » Typhoon passes Japan tsunami zone, plant intact

Typhoon passes Japan tsunami zone, plant intact

TOKYO – A powerful typhoon headed north Thursday 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. There had been concerns that Typhoon Roke could pose more problems for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was sent into meltdown by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but officials said the plant weathered the storm without major incident. Hiroki Kawamata, spokesman for plant operator Tokyo…