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Snow joke: Temperatures fall below -30 C in Hokkaido

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A girl blows bubbles that freeze as soon as they form in Rikubetsu, Hokkaido, on Saturday morning, when temperatures fell to minus 30 C.

The Yomiuri Shimbun RIKUBETSU, Hokkaido — The temperature in the Hokkaido town of Rikubetsu, which it is claimed is the coldest town in Japan, fell to minus 31.8 C at 6:18 a.m. on Saturday, the lowest temperature recorded in the nation this winter.

At around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, people at the Aurora Town 93 roadside station in the town took photos in front of a thermometer indicating the temperature was minus 30 C.Speech

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    A man poses for a photo holding a cup of frozen noodles in Rikubetsu on Saturday.

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