Tropical storm Neoguri hit Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, after travelling east-northeast along the Pacific coast of central Japan. The storm has left 3 people dead and 63 others injured.
The Meteorological Agency says Neoguri made landfall on Friday morning. The storm is barreling east-northeast at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. It is still packing strong winds, with gusts of up to about 80 kilometers per hour.
Neoguri is dumping heavy rain across much of the nation. Parts of northeastern Japan may receive more than 50 millimeters of rain per hour on Friday evening.
Parts of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido are projected to get up to 120 millimeters of rain through Saturday morning.
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 20:39 UTC