• Kyodo


The year’s first strong south winds, signaling the arrival of spring, cut through Tokyo and other parts of Japan on Friday, the weather agency said.

Temperatures rose to 15.2 degrees in Tokyo, 18.8 in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, and 17.8 in Fukuoka, while winds swept through the Kanto, Chugoku and Shikoku regions, as well as northern Kyushu, the Meteorological Agency said.

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