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Flights Canceled, Trains Delayed as Snow Blankets East Japan

Snow delayed train services and disrupted flights in Japan as Tokyo was blanketed by the first snowfall of the season.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a gale and snow advisory for central Tokyo, with seven centimeters (2.8 inches) of snow already fallen in the city, Kenji Okada, a forecaster for the agency, said by phone today. The snow came 11 days later than the average first fall and six days earlier than last year, according to the official.