Japan is struggling to restore power in the wake of Typhoon Faxai. [Jiji Press/AFP]

Japanese utility company, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), is struggling to restore power to nearly half a million homes after blackouts caused by Typhoon Faxai, while at least two people have died from heatstroke because of a lack of electricity, media said on Wednesday.

Typhoon Faxai hit the capital and surrounding regions with destructive winds of up to 216kph in the early hours of Monday morning, causing transport chaos. At least three people were killed and dozens injured in the storm.

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