A massive winter storm was expected to dump nearly a meter of snow on some parts of Japan, snarling transport during a peak travel period over the New Year holiday when many people are on the move to be with their families. Scores of flights were canceled, warnings were issued of possible highway closures and trains delayed by the storm Friday that caused the Japan Meteorological Agency to post a snow advisory for a large parts of the western and northern coasts. The Japan Meteorological Agency said as much as 80 cms (31.5 inches) of snow was expected to fall in some northern parts of the main island of Honshu by 6 a.m. Saturday and warned of traffic disruptions in several parts of the country due to accumulated snow and frozen road surfaces. Source: Bloomberg A total of 54 domestic flights have been canceled as of about 1 p.m. […]