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Japanese girl loses father to blizzard two years after mother’s death

A father froze to death while sheltering his nine-year-old daughter from severe weekend blizzards that swept northern Japan, two years after her mother died, reports said Monday. Mikio Okada died as he tried to protect his only child Natsune against winds of up to 109 kilometres (68 miles) per hour,…

Six people die as blizzards hit northern Japan

At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend, police and news reports said Sunday. A 40-year-old woman and her three teenaged children were found dead late Saturday in a car buried under snow in…

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