Aug 28, 2015

March 26 eyed for launch of Hokkaido Shinkansen Line

Railway operators envision starting service on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line linking the northern main island with Honshu on March 26, 2016, according to sources familiar with the matter. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. are making arrangements for 13 round trips per ...

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

Jul 28, 2015

Volcanic alert raised for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido

The Meteorological Agency has raised the volcanic alert for Mount Meakandake in Hokkaido, saying a small eruption is possible. The five-point threat level for the 1,499-meter mountain in Akan National Park in eastern Hokkaido was raised on Tuesday from 1, “be mindful that the ...

Jul 6, 2015

Quarterly growth in regional economies intact, BOJ reports

The Bank of Japan on Monday maintained its assessments of eight of nine regional economies on the back of improving employment and income conditions as the country’s economy continues to recover moderately. The central bank upgraded its view on Hokkaido from the previous report ...