TOKYO – A powerful typhoon cut a path through Japan’s main island on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation from the area of more than 1.2 million and causing the deaths or disappearance of at least 13 people.

As Typhoon Roke made landfall Wednesday afternoon, business in Japan all but halted, including the cancellation of domestic flights and bullet train service between Tokyo and Osaka.

With a maximum speed of 130 miles per hour, the typhoon drenched the western and central part of the country, which was blasted two weeks earlier by Typhoon Talas, which killed 67 and left dozens more injured.

By this morning, the weakening storm had reached the northern island of Hokkaido. Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, said seven people so far have been killed and six were missing.

No serious damage was reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.