Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 9, 2016

Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Memorial fireworks were launched in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, on Thursday for those who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the 75th anniversary of the incident. Viewers who gathered on a bank of the Shinano River also prayed for peace. Nagaoka is ...

Famed sake brewer carries on

Oct 9, 2013

Famed sake brewer carries on

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Norimichi Kusumi, 66, can finally heave a sigh of relief having turned over the management of a 180-year-old sake brewery in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, to his son, Yoshitaka, 42, after struggling to protect the business from a series of natural disasters. The fourth son ...

Fukushima's powder paradise

Jan 19, 2013

Fukushima's powder paradise

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I seem to have the whole mountain to myself. The vast majesty of Fukushima Prefecture spreads out below me, all around. Up here, skiing on powdery snow, zigzagging through challenging moguls, it’s easy to forget about the nuclear reactors 120 km away. Say what ...