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

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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 ...

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

Jan 22, 2018

Tokyo hit by heaviest snow since 2014

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Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in four years on Monday, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. The heavy snow in the capital prompted the Meteorological Agency to issue a warning to all ...