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    Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The weather agency warned Thursday of continued heavy snow in areas along the Sea of Japan across the country.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm036000c.html

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    Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

    Heavy snow to continue in areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Heavy snow fell Thursday in areas along the Sea of Japan, with the weather agency warning of continued snowfall mainly in the Hokuriku region in central Japan and the Kinki region in the west through Friday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm020000c.html

    Heavy snow may continue on Sea of Japan coastal regions: agency

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The weather agency on Friday warned of more heavy snow mainly in the Hokuriku region on the Sea of Japan coast through Saturday, though the wintry pressure system that brought heavy snow overnight is gradually waning on the western side.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm151000c.html

    Toyama city

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    • #3
      Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

      Japan freezes as frigid air camps out high above

      Japanese should keep those extra blankets on their beds and their snow shovels close at hand for the next week or so.
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      Snow piled high on both sides of a road on Jan. 26 forms walls higher than humans in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, where the snow depth reached 176 centimeters. (Eijiro Morii)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201201280013

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        Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

        Quake efforts blamed for rise in snow mishaps

        This winter's heavier snowfall has seen more than 500 people across seven prefectures die or become injured in snow-related accidents, including cases in which they had been trying to remove snow, it has been learned.

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120128003151.htm

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          Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

          Heavy snow expected from Tuesday

          Heavy snow is expected mainly on the Sea of Japan side of northern and western Japan from Tuesday to around Friday as a winter pressure pattern gains strength.

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120129003224.htm

          broken bridge falls by heavy snow at Sakae, Nagano pref

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            Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

            Heavy snow leaves 53 dead, hundreds injured in north, west Japan

            Heavy snow has left 53 dead and hundreds injured in several prefectures in western and northern Japan, it has been learned.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

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              Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

              Snow-related deaths rise to 51 in Japan

              Deaths from snow-related accidents are increasing at a faster pace in Japan, as heavy snowfall hits northern parts of the country.

              Tuesday, January 31, 2012 23:49 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120201_01.html

              Unusually heavy snow hits Japan; 50 people dead

              Unusually heavy snow continued to fall on Feb. 1 in northern and western prefectures along the Sea of Japan coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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              The “miracle pine tree” of Rikuzentankata, Iwate Prefecture, withstands a snowstorm on Jan. 31. (Shingo Kuzutani)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201202010022

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                Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                Heavy snow stalls 100 cars in Aomori

                Heavy snow has stranded more than 100 cars on a main road in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan.
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                Thursday, February 02, 2012 09:57 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120202_09.html

                3 dead in avalanche at hot spring in Akita

                An avalanche at a hot spring resort in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, has killed 3 people.
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                Thursday, February 02, 2012 09:58 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120202_10.html

                Heavy snow in Japan affecting wide areas

                Heavy snow is affecting wide areas of Japan, an avalanche at a hot spring resort in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, has killed 3 people.
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                Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:18 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120202_h10.html

                Local govts struggle to fight heavy snow / Aged residents unable to dig out, volunteers in short supply, houses in danger of collapse

                Local governments in heavy snow areas are making all-out efforts to find people to help remove snow.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120202006621.htm

                Avalanche kills 3 at Akita onsen

                AKITA--One man and two women were killed by an avalanche that occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday at a hot spring resort in Semboku, Akita Prefecture, according to police.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120202006030.htm

                500 vehicles stranded by snow in Aomori Pref.

                AOMORI--More than 500 vehicles were stranded on a section of National Highway Route 279 in Yokohama, Aomori Prefecture, on Wednesday night after a large truck and a bus skidded and became stuck on the road due to a blizzard, according to police.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120202006461.htm

                3 die in hot spring avalanche; snow-related deaths top 50

                Three people suffocated after being caught in an avalanche at a hot spring resort in northern Japan on Feb. 1, bringing the number of snow-related deaths to more than 50 this winter.
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                Cars and trucks are stranded in heavy snow on Route 279 in Aomori Prefecture on Feb. 2. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
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                Police and firefighters inspect spa facilities in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, where three people died in an avalanche on Feb. 1. (Masaru Komiyaji)
                http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201202020048

                Kyushu region
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                Heavy snow to continue in Sea of Japan coastal areas through Fri.

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Heavy snow and blizzards hit areas along the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, with the weather agency warning of continued heavy snowfall through Thursday to Friday.

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

                Man who died in Akita avalanche was visiting for cancer treatment

                SEMBOKU, Akita -- Yuzuru Saito, one of three people found dead after being caught in an avalanche at a hot spring inn here, was staying at the resort as part of his cancer treatment, it has been learned.

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

                Winter Blizzard Deaths Total 56 in Japan

                Tokyo, Feb. 2 (Jiji Press)--A total of 56 people have died in blizzards in Japan this winter, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Thursday.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012020201059

                Naka ward, Nagoya city


                100 cars in Aomori


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                  Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                  Heavy snowfall peaks in northern Japan

                  The heavy snow in northern and central Japan has passed its peak. But weather officials warn that snow is likely to continue falling on the Sea of Japan coast through Saturday.
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                  Friday, February 03, 2012 12:17 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120203_17.html

                  Mercury hits record lows in Japan

                  A cold air mass over Japan brought the coldest morning of the season on Friday. Temperatures marked record lows in many parts of the country.
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                  Friday, February 03, 2012 13:32 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120203_18.html

                  Deaths from snow-related accidents reach 63

                  Heavy snow is wreaking havoc in Japan, raising the number of deaths from related accidents.
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                  Friday, February 03, 2012 19:52 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120203_34.html

                  Cold affects power supplies / Some regions close to blackouts as consumption rates soar

                  Electric power companies are facing serious supply problems because severe cold weather is causing increased consumption.
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                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120203006271.htm

                  Heavy snows hit coastal areas along Sea of Japan

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Heavy snow continued to fall in coastal areas along the Sea of Japan on Thursday, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue warnings over avalanches and traffic holdups.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html

                  Temperatures fall below zero at 90% of observation points

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese archipelago experienced severe cold on Friday with the mercury falling below zero at more than 90 percent of the nation's 927 observation points, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm115000c.html

                  Frozen pipe halts thermal power generators in Oita

                  OITA -- Piping in a fuel-supply system at a thermal power station here was frozen early on Feb. 3 as the temperature fell below freezing, causing all three power generators at the plant to halt, the plant operator said.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

                  Elderly woman rescued after being buried in snow for 4 hours

                  MOGAMI, Yamagata -- An 84-year-old woman was rescued after being buried for four hours in snow that fell from the roof of her home here, police said.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html

                  Nagano village hit by heavy snow as it struggles to recover from big quake

                  SAKAE, Nagano -- This village in landlocked Nagano Prefecture, struggling to recover from a big earthquake on March 12 last year, is now fighting against heavy snow this winter.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

                  Trouble Halts Key Thermal Power Plant of Kyushu Electric

                  Fukuoka, Feb. 3 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> said Friday that trouble at a related facility led to an emergency shutdown of a key thermal power plant in the southwestern Japan city of Oita in the morning.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012020300429

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                    Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                    Record-high snowfalls seen this winter at 7 observation points

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Record-high snowfalls have been seen at seven observation points in five prefectures -- Hokkaido, Akita, Yamagata, Nagano and Kyoto -- since the year-end through February, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday.
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                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                    Belated bloom

                    Plum tree buds remain closed at Yushima Tenmangu shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday, the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar. Places noted for plum trees are usually crowded with tourists at this time of year. This year, however, blossoming has been delayed nationwide due to very cold weather.
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                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20120205dy01.htm

                    Frozen Fukuroda Falls lit up on weekends

                    DAIGO, Ibaraki Prefecture--To the delight of photographers and nighttime visitors, one of Japan's three most famous waterfalls will be illuminated on weekends in February, providing visitors with a fantastic sight of the frozen falls.
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                    Sightseers take in the frozen Fukuroda Falls in Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture. (Gen Hashimoto)
                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_ja...AJ201202050022

                    Perspectives
                    Warming up to the best ways to beat the winter cold

                    As I waited at the bus stop on a Tokyo street, I nervously looked around for any smokers. I was worried that if someone lit a cigarette near me, I might instantly explode into flaming sparks like a firework.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na003000c.html

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                      Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                      Temperatures rise sharply, reach April highs in some areas

                      Temperatures nationwide rose sharply Tuesday, with some areas recording similar temperatures to those experienced in the middle of April. The spike was caused by a warm and humid air front and an atmospheric depression above the southern coasts of Japan.

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120207006128.htm

                      Weather agency warns of heavy snow, avalanches from Wed.

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The weather agency warned Tuesday of heavy snowfall and avalanches mainly in coastal areas along the Sea of Japan, forecasting that the mercury will fall again from Wednesday through the weekend.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm014000c.html

                      Woman injured by collapsing snow sculpture at Sapporo Snow Festival

                      SAPPORO -- A 61-year-old woman suffered a serious lower back injury when a snow sculpture at the annual Snow Festival here collapsed on Feb. 7, police said.
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                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

                      56 years old man died, 63 years old man injured by snow at Takayama city, Gifu pref

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                        Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                        Heavy snow blankets wide area along Sea of Japan

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Heavy snow blanketed an extensive area facing the Sea of Japan on Wednesday after temperatures briefly rose earlier this week, with the Japan Meteorological Agency warning of avalanches and possible heavy snow in northern Japan through Friday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

                        Daisen town, Tottori pref

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                          Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                          2-5 times more snow than average has fallen in some areas of Japan

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Heavy snowfalls continued to hit the Japanese archipelago on Thursday, with some areas on the Sea of Japan coast so far receiving two to five times more snow than average by this time of year.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

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                            Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                            100 snow-related deaths in Japan

                            Unusually heavy snow in Japan this winter has left more than 100 people dead.
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                            Friday, February 17, 2012 08:28 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120217_14.html

                            Snow-related deaths hit 103 this winter

                            Heavy snow has claimed the lives of 103 this winter, topping the 100 mark for the seventh time since the end of World War II, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency stated on Feb. 16.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

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                              Re: Japan - Heavy snow to continue on areas along Sea of Japan: weather agency

                              Art museum in Hokkaido crushed by snow

                              YUBARI, Hokkaido -- An art museum here partially collapsed from the weight of accumulated snow, an employee of its managing company discovered on Feb. 23.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

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