Tag - hakuba



Kazuyuki and Yuki Shimamoto are the executive chef and head patissier chef at Mimi’s Restaurant and Bar in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture.
Feb 10, 2024
Kazuyuki and Yuki Shimamoto: 'When you make things you love, you naturally just get better at it'
A culinary couple share their thoughts on a career in the kitchen and how they approach life in one of Japan's major tourist towns.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2023
Skiers hit by avalanche injured in Nagano Prefecture
The avalanche that injured a number of skiers occurred on the eastern slope of Mt. Hakuba Norikura near the border with Niigata Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / Longform,Longform
Jan 24, 2022
With international tourists still absent, Japan’s ski resorts dig deep
The ongoing pandemic could be the final blow for operators as memories of the ski boom — and bust — of the 1980s still linger.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2020
Community takes action as climate change threatens Hakuba's powder snow
Hakuba, a northern Japan Alps village in Nagano Prefecture at the foot of some of the country's most popular ski resorts, has a problem: Global warming could leave the area without the powder snow that has long been its lifeblood.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 9, 2018
Twenty years on from the Olympics, Nagano is still the home of Japan's winter sports
Nagano Prefecture's bountiful snow continues to be the stuff of ski and snowboarding legend, with classic Olympic resorts such as Hakuba Happo-one, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen.
Mar 17, 2017
Hakuba likely to host World Cup Nordic combined event in 2018
The village of Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture is expected to host a World Cup Nordic combined competition next winter for the first time in 15 seasons, an informed source said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2016
El Nino is snow joke for Japan's ski resorts, hit also by declining interest in the sport
The nation's ski industry, hurt by demographics that have aged out many from the sport, this winter has additionally suffered — until this week — balmy, winter weather, courtesy of El Nino.
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2014
Hakuba quake victims move into temporary housing
Dozens of people left homeless by the massive earthquake last month in rural Nagano Prefecture are now getting access to temporary housing.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2014
Ski village in Nagano hopes to ride out quake concerns this season
Amid concerns that the powerful quake that hit Nagano Prefecture on Nov. 22 will discourage skiers from visiting the area's ski slopes this winter, officials in the village of Hakuba held a ceremony Sunday to pray for a safe season.


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