A man walks against a snowstorm on a snow-covered road in Yokohama, Japan
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Severe storm warnings in Tokyo after heavy snow

8 February 2014 Last updated at 13:07 GMT

The Japanese authorities have issued a severe storm warning for Tokyo after the city was hit by heavy snow.

Residents have been urged to stay indoors in the first warning of this kind for Tokyo in 13 years.

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, and some train services have been suspended.

Catharina Moh reports.