[<< wikinews] Record snowfall in Japan: in pictures
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 

Snow has accumulated to record depths, in excess of five metres, in the Hakkoda mountain range of Aomori Prefecture in Northern Japan.  More snow fell in northern Japan over the weekend, and at least eight people died as people become trapped in their cars and buried underneath the heavy snow. A bullet train travelling from Tokyo to northern Japan also derailed, however no one was injured.
Wikimedians provided pictures of the snow for Wikinews.

== Sources ==
Junko Ogura and Paul Armstrong. "Heavy snow claims eight lives in northern Japan" — CNN, March 5, 2013
Jill Reilly and Helen Lawson. "Entombed in snow: Mother and three children killed in car buried by drifts as icy storm claims nine lives in Japan" — The Daily Mail, March 4, 2013
 "Japan's record snowfall still not the deepest ever" — The Guardian, March 1, 2013