Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

Mar 21, 2016

Popular Cassiopeia sleeper train makes final regular service run

East Japan Railway Co.’s flagship Cassiopeia sleeper train completed its last return journey from Sapporo to Tokyo on Monday morning, marking the end of an era. Cassiopeia will now disappear from the rail operator’s timetable after the 17-hour trip wrapped up at JR Ueno ...

Jun 26, 2015

Teen admits bludgeoning father to death in Sapporo

A teenager was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing his 51-year-old father at his home in Sapporo, after turning himself in and admitting to the slaying, police said. According to the Sapporo police, the 18-year-old hit his father with a bat-like object at around 11 ...

Jun 23, 2015

Sapporo files protest after tax authorities reject refund request

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. filed a protest over national tax authorities’ earlier decision to refuse the brewery’s request for a tax refund. The beer maker lodged the protest with regional tax authorities in four prefectures and Hokkaido. The authorities rejected in April refunding ¥11.5 billion ...