Trains, flights cancelled as typhoon hits Japan's south

STORY: At least 124 flights were cancelled as of 05:00 a.m. local time (2000 GMT on September 5). Bullet trains running between Hakata and Kumamoto stations were suspended, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The typhoon is expected to dump more rain in Kyushu and Shikoku regions as it heads north, but will weaken and change into an extratropical cyclone Tuesday night, according to weather officials.

Officials continue to warn local residents to be vigilant for strong winds, high waves, and landslides.