9/21/11 (AEIN) A strong typhoon has moved over Japan, causing a number of injuries and disrupting transportation. Mudslides and significant flooding remain possible, Radio Japan reported on Wednesday. Heavy rain was falling in central and eastern Japan at last report.
The typhoon is producing maximum winds of 144 kilometers per hour (89 miles per hour). The powerful storm has killed five people, injured seventy-five and left four individuals unaccounted for. Some of the bullet trains have suspended service due to heavy rain and wind.
NHK reported on Tuesday that authorities had evacuated over one-million people ahead of the dangerous storm. A series of natural disasters have hit Japan this year, including a massive tsunami in March, numerous earthquakes and another major typhoon.