Ichinoshin Matsuhashi

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Trilingual students a big hit as tour guides in Hakodate, Hokkaido

National Nov 2, 2016

Trilingual students a big hit as tour guides in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Bus tour guides who can speak Chinese and English in addition to Japanese are winning kudos from tourists in Hakodate, Hokkaido. In response to the huge increase in foreign visitors to Japan in recent years, particularly from China, Hakodate Bus Corp. began offering the multilingual ...

Hokkaido woman on track for professional cycling career

National Jul 20, 2016

Hokkaido woman on track for professional cycling career

Nozomi Ito is swapping her nurse's uniform for Lycra as part of an intensive training regime to reach her goal of becoming a professional track cyclist. Ito, 28, who works at an ophthalmic clinic in Hakodate, Hokkaido, is one of three people to have been ...