Fukushima loses first high school to meltdowns

| Dec 15, 2013

Fukushima loses first high school to meltdowns

A private high school in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, will close for good at the end of March because the nuclear disaster has decimated enrollment, school officials said. Shoei High School, founded in 1957, will be the first in the prefecture to close its doors ...

Rural areas cash in on trail running

Jun 25, 2013

Rural areas cash in on trail running

by Shohei Seki

Trail running is attracting increasing attention as a means of revitalizing towns and villages suffering from depopulation. The OSJ Okukuji Trail 50K footrace, which covers mountain paths around 654-meter Mount Nantai on the border between Daigo and Hitachiota in Ibaraki Prefecture, attracts around 600 ...