Nangka, which overnight was packing gusts up to 185 kilometres (115 miles) per hour, made landfall near Cape Muroto on Shikoku, one of the country's main islands, around 11:00 pm (local time) yesterday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

By shortly before 6 am local time today, the storm passed over most of Shikoku and was moving North-Northwest at 20 kilometres an hour, set to lash the main island of Honshu before passing into the Sea of Japan, according to the agency's website.
It weakened overnight, with gusts early yesterday of 150 km per hour, the website said. Torrential rain swept Shikoku region from yesterday afternoon and the region was expected to be hammered by violent, thunderous winds.
The weather agency has issued warnings for flooding, gale-force winds, landslides and high waves in southern Japan.
Local authorities urged at least 367,800 people in the storm's path to evacuate, according to a local news agency.

The region's train and ferry services were also cancelled ahead of the typhoon, while parts of the roads were closed due to high tides and heavy rain, it reported.

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