Storm dumps up to 2 me­ters of snow

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Res­i­dents of north­ern Ja­pan be­gan dig­ging out on Fri­day af­ter a win­ter storm dumped up to two me­ters of snow and fore­cast­ers warned of fur­ther falls, in­clud­ing subzero weather in Tokyo. A 61-year-old wo­man was found dead on Thurs­day un­der a pile of snow in front of her home in Ya­m­a­gata pre­fec­ture on Hon­shu is­land, Ja­panese me­dia re­ported. Tele­vi­sion footage showed res­i­dents across north­ern and western Ja­pan shov­el­ing snow out­side their houses and off rooftops on Fri­day.

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