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Bad weather: Tokyo, first snow of the season, over 50 injured

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(ANSA) – TOKYO, 07 JAN – First snowfall of the season in Tokyo, which saw an accumulation of snow at levels never seen in the last four years, up to 10 centimeters in the space of a few hours, injuring over 50 people. The National Meteorological Agency (JMA) explained that a low pressure system from the Pacific covered part of the southeastern side of the archipelago, bleaching the Kanto region, as well as Shizuoka prefecture, west of the capital, including – for the first time – the coastal cities of Chiba and Yokohama. Local authorities expect a continuation of current conditions until the early hours of Friday, with temperatures below zero and further criticalities caused by the formation of ice on the main arteries.

More than 100 domestic flights departing from Tokyo, Haneda and Narita airports have been canceled, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (Ana) report, and Shinkansen super-fast trains have been delayed due to forced delays due to the massive presence. of snow between Shinagawa and Atami. (HANDLE).

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