Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

Feb 18, 2017

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will officially open Sunday in Sapporo ...

Jan 31, 2017

Sapporo drafts partnership rules for LGBT couples

The Sapporo Municipal Government has unveiled draft rules for officially recognizing same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples. Not only would Sapporo be the country’s first major city to set such rules, it would also be the first municipality to certify partnerships ...

Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ

Dec 5, 2016

Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ

Sapporo Holdings Ltd. plans to open a nursery at its headquarters building in central Tokyo on April 1 next year, an official of the company said. The move is designed to help female employees on child care leave return to work by providing them ...

Two men deny dangerous driving in fatal Hokkaido accident

Oct 17, 2016

Two men deny dangerous driving in fatal Hokkaido accident

Two men who allegedly caused a fatal car accident in Hokkaido last year that killed four of a five-member family and seriously injured one, denied charges of dangerous driving as their trial opened Monday. Prosecutors said construction worker Ryuji Tanikoshi, 28, and Ryuichi Komi, ...