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ASAHIKAWA, Hokkaido (Kyodo) In Bibai, Hokkaido, a block of condominiums boasts the world’s first snow-fed air conditioning system.

The snow, which cools the condos more cheaply than conventional air conditioning, is a selling point for the complex, built in 1999.

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