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Tropical Storm Chanthu was to downgraded to an extratropical cyclone over the Pacific Ocean off the central Tokai region Saturday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency said, after pounding the country’s western regions and leaving at least six people injured amid strong winds.

Still, the Meteorological Agency warned that risks of landslides, flooding and high waves will remain, particularly in northern and northeastern parts of the country.

The storm brought rainfall of 78.5 millimeters to Kumano, Mie Prefecture, over a one-hour period through 4:55 a.m. Saturday and 65.5 mm to Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, over an hour as of 6 a.m. Rainfall reached 366.5 mm in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, in the 24 hours through 12:10 a.m. and 284.5 mm near Mount Amagi in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, in the 24 hours through 4:40 p.m.

The storm made landfall in the southwestern main island of Kyushu on Friday and moved east before hitting the Shikoku and Kinki regions.

In Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, a gust blew away roof tiles from around 50 houses and broke windowpanes early Saturday, with a male teenager injured by broken glass, a local government said.

Tropical Storm Chanthu hit Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, hard on Saturday, damaging homes and vehicles, including the windshield of this car, on Saturday. | KYODO
Tropical Storm Chanthu hit Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture, hard on Saturday, damaging homes and vehicles, including the windshield of this car, on Saturday. | KYODO

Five people were injured in Kyushu due to the stormy weather, according to rescue workers.

Train services were widely disrupted while many flights were canceled.

Odakyu Electric Railway Co. temporarily suspended its Romancecar express services between Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station and the Hakone hot spring resort in neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture.

Bullet train services on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line resumed after West Japan Railway Co. suspended operations between Fukuoka and Hiroshima and reduced the number of trains between Hiroshima and Osaka on Friday afternoon.

More than 7,000 households were without power at one point in Kyushu, according to Kyushu Electric Power Co.

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