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Heavy snowfall on Saturday forced airlines to cancel more than 50 domestic flights to and from Hokkaido and areas on the Sea of Japan coast in Honshu.

Japan Airlines said it canceled flights from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to such cities as Hakodate, Kushiro and Obihiro in Hokkaido, as well as to Izumo Airport in Shimane Prefecture, which closed its runway.

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