Nagano ski resort tries out downhill snow biking

Feb 18, 2016

Nagano ski resort tries out downhill snow biking

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Faced with dwindling numbers of skiers, a Japanese ski resort is pointing people toward downhill mountain biking. A nighttime event showcasing the slippery sport on New Year’s Eve at the Togari Onsen ski resort in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, drew 55 participants. The spectators ranged ...

Feb 2, 2016

Bus operator to lose license over fatal Nagano crash

The transport ministry on Tuesday informed the operator involved in a fatal bus crash last month that its license to run a tour bus business will be revoked after it was found to have committed several safety regulation breaches. The penalty that Tokyo-based ESP ...

Nagano aims to educate with hunting skills course

Jan 25, 2016

Nagano aims to educate with hunting skills course

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A basic hunting skills course launched by the Nagano Prefectural Government to combat increasing damage to crops and trees by wild animals has proven popular, drawing many more participants than expected. One rainy day in mid-December, Hitomi Nishijo, a 21-year-old college student from Ueda, ...