In Kawabata's footsteps to 'Snow Country'

Jan 3, 2015

In Kawabata's footsteps to 'Snow Country'

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“The train came out of the long tunnel into the snow country.” Few opening lines in the canon of domestic literature match that of Yasunari Kawabata’s “Snow Country” in terms of fame. Pretty much every Japanese person knows it by heart having memorized it ...

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

Dec 15, 2014

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

West Japan Railway Co. resumed train service Monday morning along the JR Hokuriku Line in northern Niigata Prefecture, where about 1,350 passengers were stranded by a blackout triggered by heavy snow the day before. According to JR West, the power outage occurred at around ...