Snowstorm heads north after leaving 15 dead, hundreds stranded

Feb 16, 2014

Snowstorm heads north after leaving 15 dead, hundreds stranded

The Meteorological Agency on Sunday urged the public to remain vigilant as a low-pressure system that dumped record snowfall on eastern Japan moved up the northeast coastline. Heavy snow has caused at least 15 deaths since Friday in seven prefectures: Gunma, Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano, ...

Aug 5, 2013

Nagano clinic aborts abnormal fetuses

A maternity clinic in Nagano Prefecture was found Monday to have carried out 36 abortions of selected abnormal fetuses in women who had multiple fetuses, mostly conceived after fertility treatment. They are the first known selective abortions in a country where more than 1,000 ...

Skiers, head toward the lights

Feb 15, 2013

Skiers, head toward the lights

by Tomoko Otake

Skiers and snowboarders who pass through JR Nagano Station should make the effort to take a short side trip to nearby Zenkoji Temple during the week starting Saturday. Wooden buildings that line the street approaching the popular temple will be lit up in five ...