Record 3,043 people lost in mountains in Japan in 2015

Jun 16, 2016

Record 3,043 people lost in mountains in Japan in 2015

The number of people who were reported missing in mountains across Japan in 2015 reached a record high of 3,043, up 249 from the previous year, police data showed Thursday. Of those, 335 died or remain unaccounted for, up 24, and 1,151 were injured, ...

Nagano ski resort tries out downhill snow biking

Feb 18, 2016

Nagano ski resort tries out downhill snow biking

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Faced with dwindling numbers of skiers, a Japanese ski resort is pointing people toward downhill mountain biking. A nighttime event showcasing the slippery sport on New Year’s Eve at the Togari Onsen ski resort in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, drew 55 participants. The spectators ranged ...

Feb 2, 2016

Bus operator to lose license over fatal Nagano crash

The transport ministry on Tuesday informed the operator involved in a fatal bus crash last month that its license to run a tour bus business will be revoked after it was found to have committed several safety regulation breaches. The penalty that Tokyo-based ESP ...