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Tokyo Has Heaviest Snow Since 1998 Ahead of Governor Poll

Weather disrupted flights and train services across Japan today, as central Tokyo had its heaviest snowfall for 16 years ahead of a poll tomorrow to elect the city’s next governor.

Central Tokyo was blanketed in about 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow as of 3 p.m. today, the most since January 1998, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Levels could rise to as much as 50 centimeters in the Kanto and Koshin regions, which include the Tokyo metropolitan area, by tomorrow morning, the agency said.