One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to Okinawa and could bring heavy rains to Tokyo later this week.

Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250 kph.

Emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect in Okinawa, where the storm was expected to be at its most powerful on Tuesday. The Meteorological Agency was also warning of heavy rains and potential flooding in Kyushu, as well as downpours in the rest of the country as the storm turns east.