Fumihiko Hamaguchi

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Traditional 'ama' diving at risk as numbers plunge

National Mar 17, 2015

Traditional 'ama' diving at risk as numbers plunge

Shinmei Shrine in Osatsu, a small community in Mie Prefecture, is a magnet for tourists from across the country, particularly women attracted by its supposed promise to accommodate at least one of each female worshipper's wishes. But the shrine is more than just an ordinary ...

Dairyman milks open range strategy

National Dec 18, 2007

Dairyman milks open range strategy

Masaaki Suhama, 24, a university senior, is running a 30-hectare ranch on a mountain in Ota, Shimane Prefecture, where there is no barn and where 27 cattle graze except at milking time in the morning and evening. Once, while helping his parents in milk wholesaling, ...