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Japan issues more heavy snowfall warnings

Tokyo, Jan 25 (UNI) Japan's weather agency on Thursday said further heavy snow is forecast in the country's north-to-west regions facing the Sea of Japan, urging residents to be vigilant after many vehicles were left stranded.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said a winter-type pressure pattern is intensifying as the season's most powerful cold air is flowing into those regions.
In the 24 hours through Friday morning, as much as 60 cm of snowfall is expected in the Tohoku region in northeastern Japan, 50 cm in the country's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido and the eastern region of Kanto-Koshin, as well as 40 cm in the Hokuriku, Kinki and Chugoku regions, according to the JMA.
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