TOKYO — A powerful Pacific storm disrupted air and rail traffic as it slammed Japan with heavy winds and rains Friday, killing one person and injuring two others, authorities said.
Typhoon Mawar drenched Japan’s capital before being downgraded to a still dangerous tropical storm, with winds of 67 mph, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. Mawar was expected to sweep out to the Pacific Ocean later in the day.
A 55-year-old man in Shizuoka state died late Thursday after slipping off the roof of his home, police said. Two other people were injured in storm-related accidents.
Japan Airlines said it canceled a total 24 flights including seven for international destinations Friday morning. All Nippon Airways said canceled seven domestic flights.
East Japan Railway, a major operator in central and northern parts of the country, said 23 trains with Tokyo links were canceled Friday morning.
Japan was struck by a record 10 typhoons and tropical storms last year, leaving nearly 220 people dead or missing — the largest casualty toll in two decades.
Typhoon Tokage, which hit in October, was Japan’s deadliest, killing 83 people.
A tropical storm that landed southeast of Tokyo last month injured four people and forced hundreds to evacuate
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