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Shirtless in the park on Friday, shovelling a foot of snow on Sunday, love it!

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If there is one thing certain about the sakura season, temperature fluctuations, sometimes severe drops and even hail and snow are part of the scenario. Glad to see Nature alive and kicking.

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Maybe that’ll convince people to stop with the cherry blossom viewing!

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hopefully will keep more people in today

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hopefully will keep more people in today

Nope... I just went to the supermarket (around 11:45 a.m.) to get needed supplies and I was amazed that both local Pachinko's are about 3/4 full. At first I couldn't believe all the bicycles parked in front, so I went to check. When the auto doors opened I could see inside and was gobsmacked at what I saw... #/4 full and no social distancing at all :(

Where is the leadership in Japan?

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Typo above: 3/4 not #/4 ;)

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The sudden drop in temperature today takes me back to April 2015 when the temperature dropped by 20C over night in the Kanto region.

Was able to enjoy the snow covered cherry blossoms fully back then.....

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Observing the snow from my window and having a nice cup of coffee. Why would anyone go out in this weather unless it is an emergency? SMH. Stay warm and indoors, does good for everyone.

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Heading out now. Ran out of Shouchu. Plus it is really pretty outside.

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Natures way of keeping people indoors but are the masses really going back to work in the morning.....

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Beautiful snow with sakura. Just witnessed a very intelligent guy spinning out on his porsche is the snowy road.

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It is snowing because the unprecedented slump in economic activity has lead to a huge and sudden drop in levels of C02.

Or at least I'm waiting for the media to spin it like this.

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Where is the leadership in Japan?

Towing,

I have been asking myself that question now for almost 30yrs, the LACK is particularly obvious in 2020!!!

INSANE!!

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Gotta be one of those people who says "Mother Nature is telling you to stay home!" But it's beautiful, isn't it?

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@james

Observing the snow from my window and having a nice cup of coffee. Why would anyone go out in this weather unless it is an emergency? SMH. Stay warm and indoors, does good for everyone.

All of us Scandinavians would! And rejoice whilst at it! But I won't, as we all should stay home now.

If there was no threat from the covid, I'd be thrilled to go out and enjoy the rare, fresh snow and the scent of it.

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I know that some people are going to say "Well, what happened to global warming???". Well, global warming aggravates climate changes becuase warmth=more energy, so the cold and warm fronts move more energetically, collide, and cause these weather irregularities.

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towingtheline:

I was amazed that both local Pachinko's are about 3/4 full.

In Pachinko, unlike Live houses or sports events, people do not talk. Similarly in subways and buses, people do not talk. Hopefully that helps somewhat.

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@socrateos so they dont breath when they are playing pachiko either their mouths dont open they dont cough sneeze touch anything...ok got ya.

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It might’ve been a lucky weather for Japan or Tokyo to make people stay home on Sunday. At the same time, the scenery of snowing with cherry blossom is so beautiful and unusual. It recorded the latest snow in 10 years in Tokyo.

I wish I could see the late snow again next year.

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The snow hasn't put off the panic buyers. I went to my local don Quixote to buy a couple of days shopping at 9 this morning. No chicken or steak left. Many empty shelves. The government needs to take the lead and tell shops to limit one or two of each item to each person. Ironically there was a mountain of toilet paper for sale.

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Paul:

The snow hasn't put off the panic buyers. I went to my local don Quixote to buy a couple of days shopping at 9 this morning. No chicken or steak left. Many empty shelves.

Oh really, it has started? Was sort of waiting for that. Now food goes the way of the toilet paper...

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Why would anyone go out in this weather unless it is an emergency?

To build s snowman, obviously.

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In Pachinko, unlike Live houses or sports events, people do not talk.

But they do put their hands all over the machines. The virus is mainly spread through touch not talking, so unless the machines are disinfected after exact user, they will spread the virus.

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i saw 3 people jogging outside in the morning ❄️

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It seems many people will choose to stay home because they can't go out due to cold snow.

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i saw 3 people jogging outside in the morning

That's fine. People need exercise.

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Its a good sign that the Olympics will be successful next year lol

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Barely any snow if any over winter, warm enough to wear a t-shirt and shorts last week, and now winter jackets and snow. Take care and stay warm, peeps. Perfect excuse, if you don't take Corona into account, to stay indoors.

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Well the Tokyo Governor must surely have summoned a worthy Shaman in order to discourage Cherry Blossom viewers today. No one in their right mind (unless in a Waterproof Snow suit) would have ventured outside today!

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I know that some people are going to say "Well, what happened to global warming???". 

Global Warming causes Global Cooling?

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Coronavirus loves cold temperature, so cases will spike now.

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Global Warming ? No its Grand Solar Minimum and the loss of food growing season time means less food globally.

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Global Warming causes Global Cooling?

This is weather, not climate.

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This is weather, not climate.

Some people will need that spelled out.

What Ah_so is saying is that it's an apple to oranges comparison. Both have to do with our atmosphere, but they are not comparing the same thing.

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It was certainly unpleasant Weather...Cold & Wet,

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