Typhoon Nanmadol disrupts transportation across wide areas of Japan

A powerful typhoon Nanmadol is disrupting transportation services across wide areas of the country.

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways had canceled nearly 530 flights for the day.

Japan Airlines plans to cancel 450 flights scheduled for Monday and All Nippon Airways will cut 186.

Other airlines are also canceling services through Monday, mainly on routes serving airports in the Kyushu and Shikoku regions.

Bullet train services are also being affected.

As of 5 p.m., the operator of the Kyushu Shinkansen had suspended all services for Sunday and Monday.

The operator of the Sanyo Shinkansen said it will suspend all services between Hakata and Hiroshima on Monday. It plans to reduce services between Hiroshima and Shin-Osaka from Monday morning and suspend them from around 2 p.m.

Bullet trains connecting Shin-Osaka and Nagoya will be suspended from around 4 p.m. on Monday. Other Tokaido Shinkansen services will also be affected, and trains between Nagoya and Tokyo will be significantly reduced.

There are no plans to cancel services on the Tohoku and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines, but officials say delays or cancellations may occur depending on weather conditions.