Just Japan Podcast 4: Snowmageddon in Japan

In episode 4 of the Just Japan Podcast, I interview Ben Mortensen, a teacher living in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo. On February 14th, 2014, that part of Japan received a crippling and record-breaking amount of snow. Ben recounts his experiences in one of Japan’s biggest snow falls ever. I also talk about some recent news in Japan as well as last weekend’s Tokyo Marathon.

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Some of Ben’s photos of the heavy snowfall in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Bare Shelves Snow in Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi supermarket Snow Banks NEWSBuried car

 

NEWS:

Man arrested after driving car into pedestrians in Nagoya

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

TOKYO MARATHON 2014

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NEWS reports about the big snowfall!

Many Dead in record Snowfall in Japan (CNN)

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