Japan chooses three cities to be tourism role models

Jan 29, 2016

Japan chooses three cities to be tourism role models

The government has selected three cities — Kushiro in east Hokkaido, Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture and Nagasaki — as model cities for luring foreign visitors to the countryside, tourism minister Keiichi Ishii announced Friday. The three cities will each create organizations to promote exchanges ...

Nov 18, 2015

Russian runner disqualified after winning Kanazawa marathon

Russian marathoner Viktor Ugarov has been disqualified after winning the Kanazawa Marathon on Sunday, as Russia is suspended from international athletics events amid allegations of state-sponsored doping, The Associated Press reported. The AP quoted the International Association of Athletics Federations as saying Tuesday that ...

3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

Jun 4, 2015

3-D printing throws ceramics into a spin

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Cutting-edge 3-D printing technology is changing the dynamics of Japanese ceramics as designers merge the traditional craft with a digital framework in pursuit of aesthetic refinement — and drastically reduce the time needed to create their artwork by ditching the potter’s wheel. Yuichi Yanai ...