Kabuki Play 'snow White' Opens In Tokyo

Kabuki play 'Snow White' opens in Tokyo

A new kabuki play adapted from the world famous Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White" has opened at Tokyo's Kabukiza theatre.

Bando Tamasaburo plays Snow White. He normally performs female roles in kabuki plays.

Snow Crab Festival In Fukui

Snow crab festival in Fukui

Crowds of people have gathered at a festival on the Sea of Japan coast to taste a regional winter delicacy -- snow crabs.

Eighteen fish shops and restaurants set up booths at a roadside service area in the town of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, on Saturday.

Artificial Snow Tested For 2020 Tokyo Games

Artificial snow tested for 2020 Tokyo Games

The committee organizing next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has tested the use of artificial snow in spectator stands to beat the heat during the games.

The committee held the experiment at the Sea Forest Waterway test canoe meet venue on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 To Test Artificial Snow To Combat Heat

Tokyo 2020 to test artificial snow to combat heat

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will spray artificial snow at a canoeing test event to be held next week to check its effectiveness in preventing heatstroke.

Test events are being held to prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Games. Coming up with countermeasures to minimize the danger heat presents to the health of athletes and spectators is high on the agenda.

Threat Of Heavy Snow Eases In Tokyo

Threat of heavy snow eases in Tokyo

Weather officials say the threat of heavy snowfall has eased for central Tokyo, which received only a light dusting through Saturday afternoon as a cold air mass and low-pressure system moved over the area.

Snow started falling across the capital and surrounding Kanto region early on Saturday, accumulating even in some areas on the plains.

Snow Getting Heavier In Tokyo

Snow getting heavier in Tokyo

Authorities in Japan are warning that heavy snow could fall over central Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto region. They're calling on people to be prepared.

The Meteorological Agency said on Saturday a strong cold air mass and passing low-pressure system are combining to dump snow over wide areas.

Tokyo Area Bracing For Heavy Snow

Tokyo area bracing for heavy snow

Weather forecasters in Japan are warning of heavy snowfall on Saturday in the Kanto region comprising Tokyo and surrounding prefectures.

A strong cold air mass and passing low-pressure system are likely to bring snow to wide areas from morning to night.

Heavy Snow Expected In And Around Tokyo

Heavy snow expected in and around Tokyo

Japanese weather officials say an extremely powerful cold air mass will bring snow to wide areas, including central Tokyo.

The Meteorological Agency says the air mass with a temperature of minus 24 degrees Celsius covered the northern prefecture of Hokkaido and nearby regions on Friday.

Sapporo Snow Festival Kicks Off

Sapporo snow festival kicks off

Visitors are flocking to the city of Sapporo on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido to see snow and ice sculptures as the annual snow festival kicks off.

The festival, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, is being held in three locations across the city. At its main Odori Park site, the event opened with a trumpet fanfare.

Heavy Snow Forecast Over Wide Areas Of Japan

Heavy snow forecast over wide areas of Japan

Japanese weather officials say a cold air mass is bringing heavy snow to much of the Sea of Japan side of the country over the weekend.

The officials warn that even lowlands along the Pacific coast may be hit by snow.

Snow Keeps Travelers Stranded In Hokkaido

Snow keeps travelers stranded in Hokkaido

The continued disruption of air traffic caused by heavy snowfall forced more than 40 travelers to spend a night at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido on Sunday.

The disruption began on Saturday when 105 flights were canceled and about 2,000 people spent the night at the airport near Sapporo in northern Japan.

Snow Strands Travelers At Airport

Snow strands travelers at airport

New Year holidaymakers have been stranded in northern Japan after their flights were canceled due to heavy snow.

The runways of New Chitose Airport near Sapporo were closed at times while workers cleared it of snow. More than 20 centimeters fell on Saturday.