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The colored patterns of Tsuguru "nuri," made in Aomori Prefecture, are achieved by applying multiple coatings of lacquer, which are later polished down to reveal layers of colors beneath.
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 18, 2024
A new initiative rethinks old Tohoku crafts
Described as “collector's items,” the works are being kept under wraps until their debut at a May 24-25 exhibition at Kudan House in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward.
Jiro Suzuki, head of Kosaka Railroad Railpark in Kosaka, Akita Prefecture, stands next to a retired Akebono sleeper train that is now being used as a lodging facility, on April 22.
JAPAN / Society
May 3, 2024
Lodging in 'blue train' to resume in Japan after five-year hiatus
Services using the retired sleeper train are set to restart Saturday after five years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan is aiming to boost renewable power capacity to help achieve its 2050 goal of becoming carbon neutral.
BUSINESS
Dec 13, 2023
Three groups picked for second round of offshore wind power tender
Japan's offshore wind power market is set to grow as the government aims to have 10 gigawatts of offshore wind farm deals by 2030.
Blair Masters and Talisker Scott Hunter pose for a photo with their kei truck, nicknamed “KT,” outside Ebisu Circuit in Fukushima Prefecture.
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Nov 6, 2023
The little truck that could: A fresh way to tour Japan's north
Travelers have documented almost every corner of Japan. Perhaps a new kind of adventure would be doing those same journeys by different means.
A tourist takes a photo with the statue of Hachiko in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2023
Loyal dog Hachiko still loved 100 years after birth
The statue of Hachiko in front of the station is known as a meeting place and also a popular spot for foreign tourists.
In residential areas, bears are said to be attracted to compost waste, persimmons and chestnuts.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 20, 2023
Bear attacks on the rise in Akita and Iwate due to lack of food
According to Akita Prefecture, a record 39 people were attacked from April through Oct. 11.
The site where four people were attacked by a bear in Akita on Monday
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2023
Four people attacked by bear in northern Japan
Akita Prefecture has had unusually high bear sightings, with police reporting a record 30 injuries from attacks this year.
Residents of Gojome, Akita Prefecture, clear disaster debris on July 22 after their houses were flooded by torrential rains.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 13, 2023
Akita faces debris collection challenge month after massive flooding
The delay in debris collection is hampering disaster reconstruction in Akita, a city official said.
Pedestrians walk on a flooded road in the city of Akita on Sunday morning after heavy rains hit the area.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Heavy rains hit Tohoku region, leaving at least one dead and four injured in Akita
A man died and more than 2,000 people evacuated as heavy rain pounded Akita Prefecture over the weekend, local authorities said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2023
Heavy rains hit Tohoku region, leaving at least one dead and four injured in Akita
A man died and more than 2,000 people evacuated as heavy rain pounded Akita Prefecture over the weekend, local authorities said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2023
Rocket engine explodes during test by Japan's space agency
The incident occurred about one minute after the ground test for the second-stage engine began.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2023
The British offshore wind firm hoping to win big on Japan’s 'trump card'
As more overseas companies arrive in the Asia Pacific in search of opportunities in the renewables industry, one U.K. firm sees Japan as the ideal base for regional growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
Jan 30, 2023
Reining in Japan’s unstoppable urban sprawl
The world’s most rapidly aging nation wants its shrinking population to concentrate in regional urban centers. However, things aren't going as planned.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2022
Elephant breeding efforts failing despite big moves by Japanese zoos
As importing the animals is not realistic, there are fears that the Japanese public may soon never have the opportunity to see the species again in the country.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants 2021
Nov 21, 2021
The chef keeping the culinary tradition of Edo alive in Akita
Customers don't just get a good meal at Nihonryori Takamura in Akita, they get a slice of Edo Period dining culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2021
Wasao the 'ugly-cute' Akita dog immortalized in stone in Aomori
The big white furry canine served as a local ambassador and tourism stationmaster, eventually becoming an online and television sensation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 3, 2021
Former farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa pleads not guilty to accepting bribes
Yoshikawa is accused of taking money on three occasions, despite knowing the funds came with an expectation of favors over matters such as animal welfare standards in return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2021
A deserted Akita town offers a glimpse of Japan's demographic future
A lack of jobs is causing younger people to move away, which results in stores and other industries losing business and leaves mainly the retired population.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2021
Former head of egg producer pleads guilty to bribing ex-farm minister
Yoshiki Akita, 87, provided a total of u00a55 million in the hope of inducing favors regarding animal welfare standards, according to the indictment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2021
Japan farm officials punished for dining with bribery scandal executive
The development could deal a blow to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration, which is already under fire over a similar scandal involving other bureaucrats and his own son.

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