One dead as heavy snow and record cold hit Japan


People walk on snow as they visit Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple on January 25, 2023. Japan is blanketed by snow in a cold snap that has killed at least one person and disrupted travel. – AFP pic, January 25, 2023.

TOURISTS revelled in wintry scenes across Japan today, as much of the country was blanketed by snow in a cold snap that has killed at least one person and disrupted travel.

“These temperatures are some of the coldest we’ve seen in a decade,” Japan Meteorological Agency official Takafumi Umeda told AFP.


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