Noriko Inoue

For Noriko Inoue's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan helping Mongolia improve its public pension system

Jan 19, 2017

Japan helping Mongolia improve its public pension system

Japan has launched a project to improve the public pension system in Mongolia, sharing its experience in dealing with a rapidly aging society with a country facing a similar demographic shift. Last autumn, 15 officials from the Mongolian central and local governments in charge ...

Ice climbing emerging as a hot trend among young women

May 19, 2014

Ice climbing emerging as a hot trend among young women

Japan has for several years seen growing interest in alpine trekking and rock climbing among young women, but a growing number are starting to pick up axes to tackle the more dangerous and demanding sport of ice climbing. Among them is Miyuki Yamamura, 30, ...

Jan 30, 2010

Tours off beaten trail find fans, mainly local

KOFU, Yamanashi Pref. — Domestic tours arranged by travel agencies and other entities backed by local governments are catching the fancy of people interested in tours not listed in guidebooks. Eighteen people, including company employees and foreign students from neighboring regions, visited a rice ...