Powerful typhoon to hit south Japan

A powerful typhoon was moving north-northeast in the Pacific Sunday evening after its windstorm zone hit Okinawa’s main island in the morning and was expected to come close to the southern Kyushu region early Monday and the Shikoku region in the morning, the Meteorological Agency said.

The agency said Typhoon Dianmu, the season’s sixth, was likely to hit either southern Kyushu or Shikoku. It warned of strong winds, heavy rain and high waves across a wide area of the Japanese archipelago.

Some air, land and sea transport services have been disrupted due to the powerful typhoon.

Airlines canceled about 40 domestic flights mainly flying to and from the Shikoku and Kyushu regions Monday morning due to the approach of the typhoon.

Three people have died so far and one remains missing.