Dwindling apple growers see opportunities in hard cider

Business May 23, 2017

Dwindling apple growers see opportunities in hard cider

Apple growers are increasingly going into the cider business, often with government assistance aimed at revitalizing regional economies that are grappling with the prospect of aging and dwindling populations, especially among farmers. As is the case in many agricultural areas in the country, the graying ...

Decorated apples to be sent off to France

National Oct 27, 2016

Decorated apples to be sent off to France

Apples featuring images of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande were packed in Aomori Prefecture on Thursday to be shipped as a gift to the French leader and others. Employees of Sato Fukuroten Co., a farm equipment-seller ...

National Aug 4, 2014

Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard

A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said. Toyoaki Kamisawa, 71, who lives near the orchard in the Wakahoshina district, received injuries to his head ...