Temperatures fall below -30 C in Hokkaido

​ RIKUBETSU, Hokkaido (The Japan News/ANN) - 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.

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