New horse lodge signals the way ahead

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Sep 3, 2016

New horse lodge signals the way ahead

On July 15, 2016, just a few minutes' gentle canter from our splendid Afan Trust Centre here in the hills outside Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture, we officially opened our brand-new, first-ever horse lodge. Designed by Nobuaki Furuya and his team at Waseda University in ...

The Imperial Couple's day in our woods

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Jul 2, 2016

The Imperial Couple's day in our woods

On Monday, June 6, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited us here at our C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust in Shinano, northern Nagano Prefecture. Myself and members of the trust's staff who needed to know were informed of the impending visit three months before, but ...