Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

Travel Sep 15, 2017

Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

by Davey Young

Cut off by the Ou Mountains to the south and far removed from any center of power, Aomori Prefecture's remote Tsugaru Peninsula was largely left to its own devices until the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603). In the Battle of Sekigahara (1600), different factions of the Tsugaru ...

National Sep 8, 2014

Speeding blamed for high death rate in Aomori traffic accidents

Speeding led to 10 times more deaths in traffic accidents, compared with other factors, in Aomori Prefecture between 2009 and 2013, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Sunday. Aomori Prefectural Police determined that 6.62 percent of traffic accidents involving speeding resulted in deaths, while fatal accidents represented ...