Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded people from airport

Updated: 2018-09-05 10:18
Photo shows shipping containers blown over by winds from powerful Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, on Sept 4, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Japan's JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp shut at least one of the refining units at its 135,000 barrels-per-day Sakai refinery in Osaka in western Japan due to typhoon damage to part of the cooling tower, the trade ministry said.

Many chip plants operate in the Kansai region. Toshiba Memory, the world's second-largest maker of flash memory chips, was monitoring developments closely and may need to ship products from other airports if Kansai remains closed, a spokeswoman said.

She said the company was not expecting a major impact because its plant in Yokkaichi in central Japan had not been affected by the typhoon.

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