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1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

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

Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon but remained intense, with gusts of more than 155 mph. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect.

The storm was at its most powerful when passing Okinawa, some 1,000 miles southwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, but the Japan Meteorological Agency warned of heavy rains and potential flooding in Kyushu,...