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Strong winds, snowfall hit many parts of Japan

Jan 20, 2016

Strong winds, snowfall hit many parts of Japan

Strong winds and snow buffeted much of the nation on Wednesday, mainly along the Sea of Japan, as a fully developed low-pressure system stalled over waters east of Hokkaido. The Japan Meteorological Agency called for people to remain alert for blizzards, heavy snow, strong ...

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

Jan 20, 2016

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

A wave of frustration and excitement spread across social media as a layer of wet snow coated the streets of Tokyo earlier this week. While commuters were irritated by train delays and flight cancellations, others seized the wintery day for some fun.

Japan and Belgium mark 150 years of relations, pledge exchanges

Jan 20, 2016

Japan and Belgium mark 150 years of relations, pledge exchanges

Japanese and Belgian officials met in Brussels to affirm ongoing cooperation in this 150th anniversary year of bilateral ties. Senior vice foreign minister Yoji Muto told a ceremony on Tuesday that exchanges in 2016 will “further develop the bilateral relationship through many cultural events.” ...

Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

Jan 20, 2016

Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

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A poste restante, or general delivery, service in Japan started a “branch” in central London on Tuesday, accepting letters addressed to anyone or anything. The original “Missing Post Office” is located on the small island of Awashima in the Seto Inland Sea and has ...