Snowfall hits Japan, at least one dead
TOKYO, January 25 – RIA Novosti. Hirokazu Matsuno, the secretary-general of the Japanese government, said at a press conference that the heavy snowfalls that hit Japan with the arrival of the cold front caused at least one death.
With the start of the week, a cold front hit Japan, causing cooling and snowfall in a large area of the country. Especially in the village of Rikubetsu in Hokkaido, the air temperature dropped to minus 26.9 degrees on Wednesday morning. Temperatures in Tokyo and Osaka in the morning were minus 3 and minus 2 degrees, respectively. During the day, snowfall of up to 88 centimeters was seen in some areas.
Precipitation has already caused disruptions in the movement of trains, delays in flight departures and power cuts.
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