Hokkaido rainstorm claims one; seven hurt; transport disrupted

Oct 9, 2015

Hokkaido rainstorm claims one; seven hurt; transport disrupted

One person died and seven others suffered injuries due to a heavy rainstorm caused by an extratropical cyclone that approached the eastern part of Hokkaido on Thursday afternoon after transforming from a strong typhoon around noon the same day. The Meteorological Agency warned against ...

Kakunodate town: Looking back on historical charm

Sep 19, 2015

Kakunodate town: Looking back on historical charm

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Despite the fact that we’ve arrived on a weekend, the parking lot along Kakunodate’s river is relatively empty. From our spot under the shady branches, my friends Felicity and Nori and I haul our convenience-store-purchased picnic up to the edge of the walking path ...