Strong typhoon hits Japan mainland, dozens injured

NOAA satellite image of Typhoon Trami

Moreover, the Ryukyu Islands from Okinawa northward and regions from southern Kyushu to Shikoku and south-central Honshu are expected to experience the most severe impacts.

The powerful storm also resulted in 380 flights being grounded and the evacuations of more than 600 people to emergency shelters.

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture closed its runways from 11 a.m. on September 30, suspending 330 flights.

A woman in her 60s was missing in Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan, after she was washed away in a paddy irrigation channel, according to NHK.

It's the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years.

A powerful typhoon is battering Japan, causing widespread travel disruption.

A auto passes past an uprooted tree due to strong winds generated by typhoon Trami in Itoman, southern island of Okinawa.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday that it has not received reports of any Filipinos hurt as Typhoon Paeng pummeled western Japan.

Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan, which was heavily flooded by a typhoon in early September, said it had closed its runways from 11am (0200 GMT) on Sunday until 6 am on Monday.

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Bullet trains and other train lines were shutting down while the storm passed.

The terminal building was closed for the day and the monorail as well as bus service to the airport were also suspended.

Category 2 Typhoon Trami is the latest storm to threaten Japan.

Okinawa's electric authority said power had been lost to more than 250,000 homes and more than 200,000 were still without electricity and water as of 10:46 a.m. Sunday.

At least 51 people were injured in southern Japan. Tokyo's train lines announced they were shutting down after 8 p.m. local time.

Storm surges are forecast to hit coastal areas along the typhoon's route, including the bays of Osaka, Ise and Mikawa in western and central Japan.

The typhoon was projected to hit regions ravaged earlier this month by Typhoon Jebi, which caused landslides and floods and temporarily shuttered Kansai International Airport.

Also in September, a magnitude 6.6 natural disaster rocked the northern island of Hokkaido, sparking landslides and leaving more than 40 people dead.

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