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Shohei Ohtani speaks during his introductory news conference with the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Dec. 14, 2023.
Jan 25, 2024
City criticized for displaying Ohtani-donated gloves, not gifting to kids
Ohtani said in November on his Instagram account that he would donate youth baseball gloves to every elementary school in Japan.
Scientists handle a multiple-core sampling device for extracting sediments and sludge, in Beppu Bay, off Oita Prefecture, in June 2021. Beneath the seawater lie layers of seemingly unremarkable sediment and sludge that tell the story of how humans have fundamentally altered the world around them.
Jul 20, 2023
Japanese sea sludge tells story of human impact on Earth
Beppu Bay is among areas being considered for designation as a "golden spike," a location that offers evidence of a new geological epoch defined by our species: the Anthropocene.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 24, 2022
Mushi Charo: From hellish waters, heavenly flavors
With thousands of hot-spring sources in Beppu, it's no wonder the town's chefs have started putting geothermals to good use in the kitchen.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2019
With Rugby World Cup in full swing, Beppu hot spring resort still divided over tattooed visitors
Hotels and bathhouses at the famed Beppu Onsen hot-spring resort in Oita Prefecture continue to be divided over whether to accept tattooed visitors.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2019
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen serves as police chief for day in Beppu
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Thursday served as a one-day honorary chief of a police station in Beppu, where his team is training in its bid to secure a third successive Rugby World Cup title.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2018
'Tattoo OK' hot spring map released in Rugby World Cup host prefecture
A hot spa resort area in Oita Prefecture, which is hosting next year's Rugby World Cup, has created an online map showing onsen spots open to visitors with tattoos, typically stigmatized in Japan due to their association with yakuza.
Aug 28, 2018
Hotel association in hot spring city Beppu teams up with Airbnb
A hotel association in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, a city known for its hot springs, said Monday it will work with Airbnb Inc. to attract more tourists from abroad.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2018
South Africa's Desmond Mokgobu pips Hayato Sonoda to win Beppu-Oita Marathon
South Africa's Desmond Mokgobu crossed the tape three seconds ahead of Japan's top finisher Hayato Sonoda to win the Beppu-Oita Marathon on Sunday.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2017
Roller coaster on test run leaves one dead, one injured at amusement park in Beppu
One man was killed and another was seriously injured over the weekend when they were hit by a roller coaster that was being tested at Kijima Kogen Park in Oita Prefecture, the police said.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2017
'Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation': War through the eyes of everyday Oita citizens
The deafening report of war is such that the cries of its victims are often hard to hear, even decades later.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2017
Beppu makes splash with bathtub theme park
The mayor of Beppu lives up to his promise by creating a temporary theme park in Oita Prefecture based on the resort city's famed hot springs.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2017
Beppu blaze fanned by strong winds guts seven structures; three people missing
A fire burned seven houses and shops and left three people missing Sunday night amid strong winds near a traditional hot springs resort in Oita Prefecture.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2016
'Spamusement' park in Beppu could become a reality thanks to viral video
Roller coasters, cable cars and Ferris wheels are typical rides at amusement parks, but the city of Beppu, Oita Prefecture, is mixing the excitement with a natural attraction — its famous hot springs.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2015
Nepali expat champions aid effort for quake-struck homeland
On April 25, Nepalese Bilam Karki was driving in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, when he learned about the catastrophic earthquake that had struck the central part of his home country, with the news spreading fast via social media.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2015
New Zealand city to build a Beppu steam cuisine center
One of Japan's most popular hot-spring resorts is helping a city in New Zealand to harness steam from its hot springs to cook food.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 11, 2014
Soaking weary bones and saving a sole on Kyushu's Mount Yufu
It's a rare day that the top of Oita Prefecture's Mount Yufu (or Yufudake) isn't obscured by clouds, claims Lonely Planet's "Hiking in Japan" guidebook. Luckily, our visit happens to coincide with one of those rare days — there is nothing but an unbroken stretch of blue around the peak and the crisp, autumn air is perfect for a hike.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2014
Beppu bamboo art on display in LA
Artists from Beppu, Oita Prefecture, which is famous for bamboo products, are exhibiting works made of bamboo for sale at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
In competition with digital platforms, Japan's bookstores rethink their strategy