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Tropical storm edging along Japan coast

Tropical storm Neoguri is travelling east-northeast along the Pacific coast of central Japan. The storm has left 3 people dead and 62 others injured.

The Meteorological Agency says Neoguri made landfall in the nation's southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday morning. It then moved east and hit Wakayama Prefecture, central Japan, later in the day.

The storm is believed to be barreling east-northeast at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. It is packing strong winds, with gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour.

Neoguri is dumping heavy rain across much of the nation. Parts of northeastern Japan have received more than 200 millimeters of rain since Tuesday.

Parts of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido are projected to get up to 180 millimeters of rain through Friday evening. Up to 150 millimeters of rain is expected for some parts of the greater Tokyo area and central Japan.

The heavy rain triggered a mudslide in Nagiso Town, central Japan, on Wednesday. It killed a 12-year-old boy.

Train operators say they expect to resume normal bullet train service, except for the Yamagata line, from Friday morning.

The storm forced the cancellation of more than 200 domestic flights on Thursday. But airlines say they will be able to operate almost all scheduled flights from Friday morning.

Jul. 10, 2014 - Updated 16:11 UTC