Nagano to debut multilingual transport app

Jan 27, 2017

Nagano to debut multilingual transport app

The Nagano Prefectural Government is set to develop a multilingual smartphone application to allow visitors to better search train and bus routes in the region, sources said this week. The app, which will be developed jointly with Jorudan Co., will allow users to find ...

Dec 2, 2016

Diet hikes safety fines 100-fold for charter bus industry

The Upper House passed a revision to the road transportation law on Friday that allows the fine for safety violations involving chartered buses to be hiked 100-fold to ¥100 million ($875,000). The revision follows a ski bus accident in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year ...

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown. The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, ...