National Mar 22, 2019

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday. Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an 11-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek with three other Japanese nationals, fell from a cliff Wednesday while returning to his hotel ...

Empowering women globally

National | WAW! and W20 Special Mar 22, 2019

Empowering women globally

by Taro Kono

This is our fifth World Assembly for Women! (WAW!) since it started in 2014. I hope that this meeting will be an opportunity for a wide range of people to discuss various challenges which Japan and the international community are currently facing, regardless of ...

Comprehensive sake study group formed in Niigata

National Mar 21, 2019

Comprehensive sake study group formed in Niigata

A group has been formed in the city of Niigata to promote comprehensive study on sake from an academic perspective. Domestic sake consumption is on a declining trend after a recent boom. Meanwhile, tours to visit breweries and taste local sake are drawing attention from ...