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Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

National Sep 22, 2018

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

Four people were killed and four others were injured early Saturday in a four-car accident in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, the police said. Two of the vehicles collided head-on at around 1:05 a.m. on a straight, two-lane road in a rural part of the city, before ...

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

National Jul 19, 2018

Japanese government eyes Jomon Period sites for World Heritage designation

A government panel Thursday selected archaeological sites in northern Japan from the Jomon Period as potential UNESCO World Cultural Heritage candidates in 2020. The ancient sites in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita prefectures, representing a culture that occupied the archipelago for nearly 10,000 years, will ...

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

Travel Apr 12, 2018

Layers of artistic heritage in Aomori Prefecture

by Katherine Whatley

The weather is crisp when I arrive at Shin-Aomori Station via the Tohoku Shinkansen. I'm not surprised, though, the northernmost prefecture on the island of Honshu is known as a cold and isolated place. It's likely thanks to the chillier environment keeping people inside with ...

Thawing out on the stove train through Tsugaru

Travel Mar 30, 2018

Thawing out on the stove train through Tsugaru

by Dan Asenlund

In his 1944 semi-autobiographical "Return to Tsugaru," Japanese author Osamu Dazai (1909-48) revisits his native Tsugaru, a peninsula in northernmost Aomori Prefecture and, apart from praising its people, has mostly unflattering things to say about the place. Forty years later, British writer Alan Booth ...