Four bodies recovered from plane crash in Northern Alps

Jun 4, 2017

Four bodies recovered from plane crash in Northern Alps

The bodies of four people were recovered Sunday from a small plane that crashed in the Northern Alps near Kurobe Dam the previous day in the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, authorities said. The four were apparently on a training flight from Toyama Airport ...

Nagano village revived as stargazing mecca

May 21, 2017

Nagano village revived as stargazing mecca

Alarmed by a steep decline in customers at its hot springs, tourism officials in the village of Achi, Nagano Prefecture, asked themselves what else they could offer and looked to the starry skies it had long taken for granted. Launched in 2012, a stargazing ...

Nagano to debut multilingual transport app

Jan 27, 2017

Nagano to debut multilingual transport app

The Nagano Prefectural Government is set to develop a multilingual smartphone application to allow visitors to better search train and bus routes in the region, sources said this week. The app, which will be developed jointly with Jorudan Co., will allow users to find ...