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
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and W Khan for these links