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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Feb 13, 2023
Side-job matching app becomes popular in Sapporo amid labor shortage
Workers being engaged include housewives and part-timers, with some company employees workin on the side at night.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Dec 19, 2022
Hokkaido kelp farmers aim to boost storage of 'blue carbon' in seaweed beds
Stakeholders in the major kelp-producing region this year started researching the growing conditions of seaweeds and the amount of absorbed carbon with an aim to sell blue carbon credits.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 21, 2022
Hokkaido zoos and aquariums struggle to cope as feed and energy prices rise
The facilities are unable to reduce the amount of feed or fuel they use without impacting animal welfare.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Oct 24, 2022
War orphan hopes tragedies that harm Japan-China ties won't happen again
Kohei Yamada, 85, was left behind in China amid the chaos of the end of World War II. He returned to Japan after the two countries normalized ties.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Aug 22, 2022
Price hikes continue as household budgets deteriorate at accelerated pace
According to research, prices for some 8,000 food items have been raised this year up to July.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jul 4, 2022
As brown bears return, Hokkaido municipalities hope for police response
Many local governments have called on prefectural authorities to clarify the role of police in cases when the animals are spotted in urban areas.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jun 6, 2022
Bento-maker sets example with language lessons for Vietnamese trainees
Asahikawa Ekitachiuri Shokai in Hokkaido says the classes make communication and work easier, and that trainees will have more job options after they return to Vietnam.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Apr 25, 2022
Hokkaido underprepared for offshore winter quakes and 'ice tsunami' destruction
Ice tsunamis can block the spaces between buildings and in streets, causing water to overflow into open spaces and cause faster and higher levels of flooding than otherwise expected.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Mar 28, 2022
Sapporo struggles to increase international recognition as winter resort
The city hopes to win its bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics so that it can welcome more tourists from abroad and boost its economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 31, 2022
Hokkaido towns seek coexistence with foreign workers
Municipalities are coming up with ideas to welcome newcomers as members of communities while also trying to stop young people from leaving their hometowns.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 3, 2022
Hokkaido's Ishikari Beach offers rich bounty for beachcombers
The Tsushima Current carries objects from the south as it flows northward in the Sea of Japan, and the west wind from the Eurasian continent pushes them ashore.
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
Planned scenery regulation hampers development on main street of Hokkaido's Kutchan
Tighter regulations are being considered to maintain views of the picturesque Mount Yotei.
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
Businesses fight for workers ahead of tourism recovery in Hokkaido’s Niseko
When the pandemic caused massive layoffs, many people left. With the possibility of travel restarting, employers hope they return.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
Businesses and town clash over construction regulation in Hokkaido's resort area
While Niseko has seen an influx of foreign investment, some investors are actually “troubled” by properties that they purchased, as the situation has changed.
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
More development taking place in towns and villages near Hokkaido's Niseko area
The growing interest in towns and villages surrounding Niseko has been reflected in their land prices.
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Nov 15, 2021
Investors see potential in Hokkaido ski resorts in wake of pandemic
Developers began construction of a new hotel in the Kutchan town's Hirafu district, a central part of Hokkaido's Niseko resort, back in Aug. 17, when the prefecture was being hit by the fifth wave of the pandemic with daily cases topping 400.
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BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Oct 25, 2021
Closure of Nippon Paper Industries’ Kushiro Mill leaves workers in limbo
Most of the employees at the plant, including those from affiliated companies, are Kushiro natives.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Sep 13, 2021
Three years after Hokkaido quake, hard-hit communities facing depopulation
Their homes destroyed, older residents moved into town, but the outlook is bleak despite revitalization efforts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Aug 30, 2021
Hokkaido lumber companies struggling to boost production despite soaring prices
Amid a global 'wood shock,' a shortage of loggers and difficulty tracking down landowners to get consent for forest harvesting is making it difficult to raise production.
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JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jun 28, 2021
Discrimination and inertia slow use of Ainu grants, two years after launch
The first law recognizing the Ainu ethnic minority as an Indigenous people took effect in May 2019, with that legislation designed to protect and promote their culture through subsidies.

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