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Local governments increase disaster drills for non-Japanese residents

National Feb 1, 2016

Local governments increase disaster drills for non-Japanese residents

Local governments are enhancing their programs to help foreign nationals, whether they're residents or travelers, to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. People from abroad, in the same way as elderly Japanese citizens, are designated as needing assistance in emergencies because of the possible ...

New Zealand city to build a Beppu steam cuisine center

National Jan 27, 2015

New Zealand city to build a Beppu steam cuisine center

One of Japan's most popular hot-spring resorts is helping a city in New Zealand to harness steam from its hot springs to cook food. Beppu, Oita Prefecture, is renowned for its "jigokumushi" (hell steaming) cuisine. It is sharing that know-how with Rotorua, a sister city ...