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 ...

Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

National Aug 19, 2016

Ishikawa huntress group takes aim at traditional stereotypes

Women from Ishikawa Prefecture have launched a hunting group, with the aim of enjoying the activity while preserving the environment. Karijo no Kai (Group of Hunter Girls) is a female-only hunters club established in March. The group is now preparing for its first trip to ...

Business Mar 24, 2016

Total to build 27-megawatt solar plant in Ishikawa

Total SA will build a 27-megawatt solar power station in Ishikawa Prefecture that will be its first photovoltaic project in Japan. Ise Group and SunPower Corp. will also take part in the ¥10 billion ($89 million) project, according to a statement posted on SunPower's website. ...

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

National Dec 15, 2014

Hokuriku Line trains resume after blackout strands 1,350

West Japan Railway Co. resumed train service Monday morning along the JR Hokuriku Line in northern Niigata Prefecture, where about 1,350 passengers were stranded by a blackout triggered by heavy snow the day before. According to JR West, the power outage occurred at around 6:30 ...