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Japan: Heavy Snow Leaves Thousands Stranded
Thousands of people were left stranded at Tokyo's Narita International Airport after 71 flights were cancelled due to heavy snow.
A total of 3,400 travellers were forced to spend the night in the terminal as the season's first deluge in the Japanese capital left around three inches of snow.
Central Tokyo and Narita received some of the worst weather on Monday - a national holiday in Japan - causing major delays to traffic and trains.
Airport officials distributed sleeping bags, water and crackers to those passengers stuck at the airport.
But there was some relief for travellers, with only a few delays reported to flights at Narita on Tuesday.
Major Japanese train operator JR East said trains were also running on schedule.
But sections of several highways around Tokyo were still closed as workers battled to cleared away snow and ice.