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Fired up about Gifu's pottery industry

Travel Oct 17, 2015

Fired up about Gifu's pottery industry

by Stephen Carr

Toki, a small town in Gifu Prefecture, 37 km from Nagoya, sits above a huge clay basin. Pottery has been made here since ancient times. The world-famous Oribe style, which uses green copper glaze and bold painted designs was invented in Gifu more than 400 ...

Traditional dried daikon bound for Milan expo

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Apr 20, 2015

Traditional dried daikon bound for Milan expo

Kanboshi daikon, radish preserved using a traditional freeze-dried technique from the town of Kamioka in Hida, Gifu Prefecture, will be showcased in Expo Milano 2015, the next Universal Exhibition to be held in Milan, Italy, from May 1 to Oct. 31. The daikon will be ...

Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

National Jun 5, 2013

Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

by Tomomi Miura and Tetsuo Watanabe

Successive closures of plants by large domestic manufacturers as part of operational restructuring have left local governments and civilian groups facing serious problems, among them the increase in unemployed foreign workers. A Japanese-language and business-etiquette class for Japanese-Brazilians was started in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, in ...