Snowfall causes transport chaos in Japan – 250 people hurt

Up to 100 cm (more than 3 ft) of snow forecast for Hokkaido and  Hokuriku regions.

18 Jan 2016 –  Heavy snow in eastern and northeastern Japan wreaked havoc with transportation systems and injured about 250 people Monday.

This included downtown Tokyo (6 cm) and other locations usually unaccustomed to snowfall.

Over the 24 hours through 6 p.m. Tuesday, up to 100 cm of snow is forecast in Hokkaido and the Hokuriku region, 70 cm in the Tohoku and Tokai areas, 50 cm in the Chugoku region, and 40 cm in the Kanto and Koshin regions, according to the Meteorological Agency

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/18/national/tokyo-gets-blanket-snow-parts-farther-north-told-brace-heavy-accumulation-winds/#.Vp0g6hfrjil

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/heavy-snow-blankets-eastern-northeastern-japan

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Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and W Khan for these links