Historic 'ninja house' in northern Japan dodges demolition

National Oct 13, 2020

Historic 'ninja house' in northern Japan dodges demolition

A historic house in Aomori Prefecture supposedly used as a ninja base hundreds of years ago has avoided demolition after its new owner vowed to preserve the property, a university professor said Tuesday. The wooden one-story house, which sits in a narrow alley in the ...

Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

National Sep 26, 2020

Prices of high-quality bluefin tuna falling amid pandemic

Bluefin tuna, a prized fish for high-end sushi establishments, is cheaper than usual this year because of good hauls off Aomori Prefecture and other fishing areas, as well as the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Fishers in Aomori, known for its Oma bluefin tuna, are ...

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

National Jun 9, 2020

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday. The big, white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face died Monday. ...