Hundreds of flights canceled due to snow in Japan

Japan Airlines and some other companies canceled more than 200 flights today, Tuesday, due to the currently prevailing weather conditions in Japan. These cancellations affected more than 8,000 people, with some cancellations also expected for Wednesday, with the meteorological agency warning of continued snowfall. Heavy traffic and inconvenience due to icy roads, according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo.

Heavy snow continued to pile up across most of Japan on Wednesday as the country grapples with its worst cold snap of the season so far, with trains and vehicles stranded amid hardships brought on by winter storms.

Parts of Japan have been recording temperatures record, with snow falling on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan, which extends from the north to the west of the country. Amid fears of more snowfall, including in low-lying areas of the Pacific coast, the Japan Meteorological Agency has called for caution in case of blizzards, open seas and caution on icy roads.