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13 hikers rescued from snowy mountain trail near Tokyo

Mar 22, 2018

13 hikers rescued from snowy mountain trail near Tokyo

A party of 13 hikers including four Chinese nationals and a 13-year-old boy were rescued from a mountain trail in western Tokyo Thursday, according to rescuers and local police. The group spent the night outdoors after unseasonable weather brought cold and snowy conditions to central ...

Shivering Europe hopes for weekend respite as deep freeze persists

Mar 3, 2018

Shivering Europe hopes for weekend respite as deep freeze persists

Europe's deep freeze, which has cost more than 60 lives over the past week, continued to wreak havoc early Saturday as the shivering continent awaited a sliver of weekend respite from a brutal Siberian cold front. After heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe, conditions ...

Heavy snow strands 1,000 vehicles on Fukui Prefecture road

Feb 6, 2018

Heavy snow strands 1,000 vehicles on Fukui Prefecture road

Heavy snow blanketed much of the Sea of Japan coast on Tuesday, disrupting transportation and prompting authorities to request the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces for disaster relief after about 1,000 vehicles were stranded. Due to a strong cold front and a low-pressure system, snow ...

It's snow big deal: Tokyoites share wintry fun

Jan 27, 2018

It's snow big deal: Tokyoites share wintry fun

by Len Kitagawa

The Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snow advisory in four years for all 23 wards of Tokyo on Jan. 22, sending social media sites into overdrive. Japan Times columnist @jakeadelstein was among many Twitter users warning people to exercise caution as the snow started ...