One Japanese town bets big on high-end organic rice

National Dec 4, 2018

One Japanese town bets big on high-end organic rice

The city of Hakui in Ishikawa Prefecture is using organic rice, which is grown without pesticides or fertilizers, to compete in a growing global market. With crop prices expected to drop after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership goes into effect at the ...

National / Crime & Legal Oct 20, 2016

Kanazawa newspaper director held for smuggling drug Rush

The Ishikawa Prefectural Police Wednesday arrested a 60-year-old director of Hokkoku Shimbun, a newspaper based in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, on suspicion of smuggling Rush, a so-called dangerous drug, into Japan. According to the police, Hajime Saga of Kanazawa allegedly imported 12 bottles of liquid containing ...

See how art treasures are restored at Kanazawa studio

National Oct 13, 2016

See how art treasures are restored at Kanazawa studio

Ishikawa Prefecture is inviting visitors to view a studio where cultural assets are restored in a bid to draw public attention to the skill of art repair, the first such attempt by a local government in Japan. Ishikawa is known for traditional urushi lacquerware known ...