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Tunnel construction for the Hokkaido Shinkansen has proved slow in some areas due to geological reasons and the difficulty of blasting through the earth.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 20, 2023
Tight labor market puts Hokkaido Shinkansen 2030 goal in doubt
The 212-kilometer route now under construction will link cities between Hakodate, at the southern tip of the prefecture, and Sapporo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
May 28, 2023
Deep in the weeds: Why Nora-Kura's wines grow as wild as can be
The untrained eye may find Ken and Kazuko Sasaki's vineyard unkempt, but appearances can be deceiving at this Hakodate winery.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 2, 2023
Lucky Pierrot’s anti-McDonald's approach makes it a Hakodate treasure
With an eclectic menu, eccentric decor and 35 years under its belt, Lucky Pierrot is a fixture of southern Hokkaido comfort food.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2021
Checks fail to stop early voter, 12, casting ballot in Hokkaido
Election officials acknowledged that the incident occurred due to insufficient checks as they were in a hurry to deal with an onslaught of people casting early ballots.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Mar 5, 2021
Pandemic delays returns on privatization of Hokkaido airports
The operation of all runways and other facilities at the airports was handed to Hokkaido Airports Co., to be run as a single entity, just before COVID-19 landed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2020
As climate changes, more pinot noir vineyards cropping up in Hokkaido
Pinot noir vineyards are now dotting Hokkaido, better known for its ski slopes, as global warming raises spring-to-fall temperatures to a point suitable for cultivating the red grapes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2019
Dwindling catches and soaring prices spell trouble for Hokkaido's 'squid town'
As wholesale prices skyrocket for Pacific flying squid amid a record low catch in Japan, processing companies in the "squid town" of Hakodate, Hokkaido, are scrambling to stay afloat.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2019
Consortium to enter talks with Japan land ministry on privately operating seven Hokkaido airports
A consortium of companies is to enter exclusive talks with the land ministry over operating New Chitose and six other airports in Hokkaido, the ministry said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 15, 2019
Squid profits squeezed as Japan's catch hits record lows
With the country's catch of Pacific flying squid continuing to reach record lows, wholesale prices for the seafood have more than doubled for companies that process it into delicacies such as shiokara and what are normally inexpensive dried squid snacks.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2018
Japanese court finds three Taiwanese women guilty of smuggling gold in their bras
A Japanese court gave three Taiwanese women suspended sentences Wednesday after finding them guilty of attempting to smuggle gold worth ¥50 million ($453,000) into the country by hiding it in their bras.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2018
North Korean skipper gets suspended sentence for theft on Japanese island
The Hakodate District Court on Tuesday handed down a suspended sentence to the captain of a North Korean fishing boat for stealing goods on a remote Hokkaido island last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2018
Hakodate court rejects plea for injunction to halt construction of Oma MOX plant in Aomori
A court has dismissed a request from residents of Hakodate, Hokkaido, for an injunction to halt the construction of Electric Power Development Co.'s nuclear power plant in the town of Oma, across the Tsugaru Strait in nearby Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2017
Chongryon to pay Hokkaido hut owner for damages on behalf of arrested North Korean crewmen
A pro-Pyongyang organization plans to pay for the property taken from a remote fishing hut on an island off Hokkaido on behalf of the North Korean fishermen who were arrested over the crime, a source said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 7, 2017
Hokkaido's Hakodate is heaven for gourmands of all stripes
Hakodate occupies a unique place on the Japanese landscape, both literally and gastronomically speaking.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2017
PAC-3 interceptors relocated to Hakodate due to North Korean missile threat
An anti-missile battery was deployed Tuesday to Hakodate, Hokkaido, placing it near the flight paths of ballistic missiles recently launched by North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 12, 2017
Tick-borne encephalitis claims Hokkaido man in his 70s in second such death
Hokkaido Prefecture announced that a man in his 70s in the southern part of the prefecture died from tick-borne encephalitis, the third case of tick virus infection in Japan and the second death.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2017
Teen rape suspect turns himself in after escape from hospital
A 17-year-old rape suspect who escaped from police custody at a hospital in Hokkaido the previous day turned himself in on Thursday, accompanied by a female acquaintance, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2016
Injuries claim Mount Hakodate Ropeway worker
A 26-year-old worker for the Mount Hakodate Ropeway in Hokkaido died early Monday after his legs were caught in cable car gear.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 2, 2016
Hakodate artisan finds niche in revival of iron potbelly stove
A woodwork artisan in the Hokkaido city of Hakodate has carved out a niche in the stove market, reviving interest in old-fashioned cast-iron potbelly heaters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2016
Trilingual students a big hit as tour guides in Hakodate, Hokkaido
Bus tour guides who can speak Chinese and English in addition to Japanese are winning kudos from tourists in Hakodate, Hokkaido.

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