Extreme airport snow removal team
ONLY in JAPAN -- Mar 10
Aomori Airport has gone to the EXTREME when it comes to snow removal. They're so good at it that this airport has NEVER HAD A SNOW CANCELATION. Not once despite having the most snow on Japan's main island.

What's the secret? Meet WHITE IMPLUSE, a snow removal crew that has become quite famous in Japan. During the year, most of the team is working on farms, but when the winter season hits and Aomori's snow comes down hard, the they spring into action like superheroes.

This is also an episode on TEAM WORK in Japan and the importance at perfecting one's job to the very smallest detail.

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