Heavy snowfall continues in Japan, canceling flights and disrupting trains

Heavy snowfall continues in Japan, canceling flights and disrupting trains
Heavy snowfall continues in Japan, canceling flights and disrupting trains
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And the Japan Meteorological Agency stated in a statement (transmitted by the official “Kyodo” news agency) that the country witnessed record cold temperatures in many parts, with snow falling on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan extending from the north to the west of the country, amid fears of more snowfall, including In low-lying areas on the Pacific coast, she urged residents to be vigilant against blizzards, rough seas and icy roads.

The weather in Japan caused widespread unrest as thousands of people using local train services in the western prefectures of Kyoto and Shiga were forced to stay overnight in carriages or stations, while vehicles on major roads across the country were left stranded, hundreds of flights were cancelled, and one person died. At least one so far.

Two additional deaths related to the cold weather are being investigated, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference in Tokyo.

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Meanwhile, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways said more than 300 flights scheduled for Wednesday were cancelled.

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Local railway operator West Japan Railway Company said passengers on several trains on the Biwako Line and Kyoto Line were stranded overnight due to snow and strong winds. The company reported delays and cancellations on about 20 of its lines, including express services, as of Wednesday morning.

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