• Kyodo


A winter storm continued to batter wide areas of Hokkaido and Tohoku on Friday, leading to the death of one man and significant transportation disruptions.

A strong low pressure system caused a blizzard, and some areas in Hokkaido saw snowfall of more than 50 centimeters over the 24-hour period through Friday morning.

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