Heavy rains and mudslides from powerful Typhoon Talas killed at least 15 people in Japan as the storm moved northward Sunday past the country's western coast. At least 43 others are missing, local media said. Evacuation orders and advisories were issued to 460,000 people in western and central Japan, Kyodo News agency reported. The center of the season's 12th typhoon was moving slowly north across the Sea of Japan off the country's west coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It crossed the southern island of Shikoku and the central part of the main island of Honshu overnight Saturday. That area is hundreds of miles (kilometers) from Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast.