Typhoon washes 3 US airmen out to sea in Japan

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High waves batter a breakwater at a port at Kihou town in Mie prefecture, central Japan on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan, packing gusts and huge waves that have already swept three US military officials out to sea, as it made a beeline for Tokyo. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 05: A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) officer stands as typhoon Phanfone rainstorm darkens the sky during the annual Japan Ground Self-Defense Force military demonstration on October 5, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. The military exhibition and demonstration mark the 63-year anniversary of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force based in Himeji. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 05: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) officers wait to ride their bikes as dust is dispersed by typhoon Phanfone during the annual Japan Ground Self-Defense Force military demonstration on October 5, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. The military exhibition and demonstration mark the 63-year anniversary of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force based in Himeji. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 05: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) military tank runs as typhoon Phanfone darkens the sky during the annual Japan Ground Self-Defense Force military demonstration on October 5, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. The military exhibition and demonstration mark the 63-year anniversary of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force based in Himeji. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
Security workers stand by a closed road approacing Mount Ontake at Otaki village in Nagano prefecture on October 3, 2014. Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
A station attendant explains about the situations with Shinkansen bullet trains which are out of service due to a big typhoon at a ticket gate of Nagoya Station in Nagoya, central Japan, on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan, packing gusts and huge waves that have already swept three US military officials out to sea, as it made a beeline for Tokyo. AFP PHOTO /Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A cyclist rides against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 6, 2014. Strong typhoon Phanfone hit the Tokyo metropolitan area after making landfall in central Japan, leaving at least one dead and three missing. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful typhoon that washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one, slammed central Japan on Monday, stalling trains and flights and triggering mudslides, before swerving to the Pacific Ocean.

Elsewhere in the Pacific, a separate typhoon whipped the Mariana Islands, including Guam, with high winds and heavy rain.

In Japan, bullet train service was suspended between Tokyo and Osaka because of the heavy rainfall, and more than 600 flights were canceled at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. The trains resumed service later in the day, although with delays.

Typhoon Phanfone came ashore near the city of Hamamatsu shortly after 8 a.m., and traveled northward before turning eastward into the Pacific north of Tokyo.

Authorities advised more than 2 million people to evacuate, according to Kyodo News service.

One of the three U.S. airmen who went missing on Okinawa's northern coast was found dead. The other two were still missing, according to the Air Force and the Japanese coast guard.

The Air Force said the search for the missing airmen had been interrupted by rough seas. Their names were being withheld pending notification of relatives. Okinawa is home to about half of the roughly 50,000 American troops stationed in Japan.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported one death, with five people missing. NHK footage showed flooded areas of Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, where people were wading in knee-high muddy water, and buildings and parked cars were sitting in big pools of water.

The search for a dozen people still missing after a volcanic eruption in central Japan was suspended Sunday, and did not resume Monday, because of worries about possible landsides. The Sept. 27 eruption killed at least 51 hikers.

Japanese Typhoon Leaves 1 U.S. Airman Dead, 2 Missing

In the Marianas, the eye of Typhoon Vongfong skirted Rota, a small island with about 2,500 residents where many buildings are made of concrete.

Power outages and minor flooding were reported Monday morning. But by early afternoon, there were no reports of injuries or major damage anywhere on the islands as the storm moved away from the region. The weather service canceled a flash-flood watch for the islands.

Tanya King, who was in Sinapolo, one of the population centers on Rota, said via Facebook messenger that she was without electricity and it was still very windy hours after the eye passed. She said a friend living near the ocean had broken windows, "but all is well."

The brunt of the storm bypassed Guam, where many residents heeded warnings about high winds and flooding by taking refuge in designated shelters.

As conditions improved, Guam officials shut down the island's storm center, the airport resumed full operations, and government agencies and many businesses began reopening. There was some flooding in low-lying areas, but roads were passable.

Typhoon Vongfong had maximum sustained winds of about 195 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, said Roger Edson of the National Weather Service in Guam. Winds on the islands of Guam, Tinian and Saipan were gusting to at least 102 kph (55 mph).

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