When the going tough, the tough going. Record levels of snowfall made the going tough for hundreds of motorists in Japan earlier this week. Blizzards, snowdrifts and frozen roads 200 cars stranded on a highway in Fukui Prefecture, along the Sea of Japan. This the manager of a branch of a local Chinese restaurant, Gyoza Ohsho, to going. Keiichi Iwatani, 39, to feed those with spending the night in sub-zero temperatures. He hundreds of gyoza dumplings, fried rice and crab omelettes to weary, anxious and snowbound drivers. Seven employees him to the provisions on foot throughout the night to 300 hungry and relieved people.
Mr Iwatani about his relief efforts to the Mainichi newspaper. He said he the snow accumulating and knew there would be problems. He said similar adverse weather in 2018 and the snow him from getting to work. He said: "I not being able to help out three years ago. I'm happy that many people our efforts last night." He added: "I wanted to keep drivers warm, even for just a bit." Many drivers were appreciative of his efforts. Yuki Yamashita, 23, the worst when she got stuck in the snow. She said when Ishitani , he restored her faith in humanity. A fellow driver some Habutae mochi - a traditional Fukui rice confection - with her to that faith.