Sendai Airport set to be privatized on Friday

Jun 29, 2016

Sendai Airport set to be privatized on Friday

Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture is set to be privatized on Friday. It will be the first among state-managed airports in the country that switches to private-sector operations. Sendai International Airport Co. will operate the airport located between the cities of Natori and Iwanuma ...

Apr 8, 2016

JNTO to add seven more overseas offices to bolster tourism boom

Japan will set up tourism promotion offices in seven cities abroad including Manila, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi this fiscal year to reel in more foreign visitors, tourism chief Ryoichi Matsuyama said Thursday. “We particularly want to promote the attractiveness of regional destinations in ...

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Apr 5, 2016

Tohoku university opens to first intake of medical students

Some 100 students on Tuesday entered the first medicine faculty established in a Japanese university in 37 years at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Sendai. Set up with the aim of resolving the shortage of doctors and medical personnel in the region in ...

Ishinomaki to turn Okawa Elementary ruins into 3/11 monument

Mar 27, 2016

Ishinomaki to turn Okawa Elementary ruins into 3/11 monument

An elementary school where more than 80 pupils and teachers lost their lives as the 2011 tsunami washed out Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, will be preserved to remember what happened and improve the city’s disaster preparedness, the mayor said. Public opinion was split about whether ...