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Wildlife researcher Amelia Hiorns says Japan's bears feel the pressure of human presence and have learned that encountering us is not worth their time.
Mar 30, 2024
Amelia Hiorns: 'Guiding and introducing people to Japan's nature has been rewarding'
Wildlife researcher Amelia Hiorns shares how separate interests in Japan and in bears culminated in conservation work in the mountains of Nagano.
Chef Natsuki Suzuki opened Naz in the fall of 2020 on the rural fringe of the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants
Feb 11, 2024
Naz: Bounty from landlocked Nagano's rivers and pastures
Dining at Naz is like sitting down at a bespoke dinner club for a meal catered exclusively for you. And what a meal it is.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2023
Japan bus operator president convicted for fatal 2016 crash
The trial focused on whether the defendants were responsible for the accident even if they were not present at the crash site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2023
G7 top diplomats spotlight unity on China and Russia amid talk of rift
A joint statement was used to emphasize their unity in tackling geopolitical challenges including Chinese assertiveness over Taiwan and the ongoing Ukraine war.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2023
China tensions top agenda as G7 diplomats meet in Japan
Top diplomats from Group of Seven countries have telegraphed what is likely to be in a joint statement, with officials stressing the importance of unity amid challenges in Asia.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2023
Top diplomats to zero in on China and Ukraine challenges at G7 summit
At the Karuizawa summit, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi is expected to stress that European and Indo-Pacific security are inseparable.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2022
Japan plans to host G7 foreign minister talks in Nagano resort town next April
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government is also making arrangements to hold a finance ministers' and central bank governors' meeting in Niigata in May.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 8, 2020
Escape from Tokyo: Day trips from the capital
Got a spare day and not sure what to do? Russell Thomas suggests some easy day trips from Tokyo, whether you're after sake, art, history, mountains, shrines, festivals or flood defenses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 20, 2019
Tour bus firm ESP told to pay ¥88 million to kin of student killed in Nagano crash
The Saitama District Court ordered Friday a charter bus company and its president to pay about ¥88 million ($805,000) in damages to relatives of a university student who was killed along with 14 others in a crash in 2016.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 7, 2019
Shigeru Ban designs an escape from the pressures of urban life
Nature takes precedence in Shigeru Ban's unusual design for Shishi- Iwa House, a resort hotel in Karuizawa designed to encourage human interaction within luxury minimalism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Beyond Tokyo
Jul 5, 2019
After G20 role, Nagano resort town of Karuizawa looks to lead way in green tech and energy
The Nagano Prefecture resort town of Karuizawa has long been associated with green, natural energy.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2019
G20 envoys assemble in Nagano to discuss climate change and plastic waste
Group of 20 nations' environment and energy ministers gather to search for innovative ways to combat emissions-driven climate change and eliminate plastic waste.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / G20 host cities special
Mar 5, 2019
Resort town links East with West
Karuizawa, just an hour away by shinkansen from central Tokyo, is a longtime vacation destination for international residents living in the metropolitan area, whether it's to get away from the city's summer heat or experience its beautiful nature in milder seasons.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2019
On anniversary, bus firm boss apologizes for 2016 crash in Nagano's Karuizawa that killed 15
The operator of a bus involved in a crash that killed 15 people in the ski resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, offered an apology to the victims Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the accident.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature
Hoping to promote coexistence, a resort town in a mountainous area of Nagano Prefecture is using a rare breed of dog to chase bears away from areas where people live.
May 22, 2018
G-20 ministers to discuss digital economy and environment in June 2019
Trade and environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations will meet in Japan in June next year to discuss the digital economy and energy conversion for sustainable development, the government said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2017
'Congestion pricing' eyed to ease traffic in top tourist spots
The transport ministry plans to test "congestion pricing" in four municipalities with major tourist attractions, including Kyoto and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2017
Japan men's curling squad books spot in 2018 Olympics
The Japan men's curling team qualified for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday after securing a combined top-seven finish at the ongoing world championship and last year's worlds.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2017
Japan men split pair of matches at curling worlds
Japan defeated Germany 7-4 to pick up its third win on the third day of the Men's World Curling Championships but lost 8-5 to Sweden on Monday.
Apr 3, 2017
Japan wins one, loses one at curling worlds
Japan won its second straight game at the men's curling world championship with a 9-6 victory over the Netherlands but lost 7-4 to Scotland on Sunday, the second day of competition.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan