Tag - miyagi



Masanao Saito harvests his mikan tangerines with his grandson, Akihito Oyama, at his farm in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, on Dec. 8. Behind them are apple trees full of fruit.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Feb 5, 2024
How fruit farmers in Tohoku are coping with climate change
Last year, extreme heat dubbed the "boiling Earth" phenomenon hit the region’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries hard.
Shigeyuki Kin
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2024
Wanted gang member Shigeyuki Kin held by Nagano police
The suspect in a 2020 attempted murder was alone at the time of the arrest and did not resist, admitting to the police that he was indeed the fugitive.
Keiko Onodera (left), who wrote "Thoughts of a Zelkova," and Misato Kikuta, who illustrated the short story, in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, in October
Jan 28, 2024
Tree that saved eight from 2011 tsunami celebrated through storytelling
The zelkova in Kesennuma has gained popularity among locals owing to its folklore as a "protector of the people."
Kotaro Seki, CEO of Ellange, in front of the truck that he uses to collect nets from fisheries
JAPAN / Society
Jan 7, 2024
Trash into treasure: Can fishing net waste be the future of fashion?
A pair of Japanese startups are looking to solve a problem for the nation's fisheries: What to do with old fishing nets.
Children run down a street in the Oimawashi district of Sendai in about 1955.
JAPAN / History
Dec 21, 2023
WWII survivors' neighborhood remembered after last house torn down
Sendai's Oimawashi district was built nearly 80 years ago for people whose property had been destroyed by bombing.
A pair of wolves carved from wood exhibited at Mitsumine Shrine’s museum in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife / Longform
Dec 15, 2023
In praise of wolves
Premodern Japan's reverence of wolves mirrors its close bond with nature, a state eventually disrupted by the ecological impact of industrialization.
Eiko Takeuchi talks about a traffic jam during last winter’s heavy snow along National Route 8 in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, on Sept. 18.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Dec 11, 2023
Evacuation plans for nuclear incidents called into question
Effectiveness of preparations as a “last line of defense” to save residents in the event of a nuclear disaster are in doubt.
Overseas fish buyers participating in a business tour organized by the Japan External Trade Organization visit a fish market in the city of Aomori on Monday.
Dec 4, 2023
Overseas fish buyers begin business trip in Japan
JETRO organized the tour to help fishery business operators find alternative buyers in the wake of China's ban on Japanese marine products.
Students engage in group work during a class at Ogawara Elementary School in Ogawara, Miyagi Prefecture, in September.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 20, 2023
Small Miyagi town excels in national test amid education reforms
This year the average percentage of correct answers by Ogawara's sixth graders in the National Achievement Test was one of the highest.
The Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. headquarters in Taiwan
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
Taiwan's Powerchip chooses Miyagi Prefecture for $5.4 billion fab
The fab will manufacture chips in the 28-nanometer, 40-nm and 55-nm categories with a planned monthly output of 40,000 wafers, the two companies said.
Firefighters arrive at Sendai Station following the report of a possible chemical leak inside a train on Monday.
Oct 9, 2023
Chemical leak injures four passengers on Tohoku Shinkansen
JR East staff confirmed something like smoke was rising from one of the cars and passengers were asked to evacuate.
Yoshitake Kanda (second from right) and his family members are pictured with two officials from the Canadian Embassy in Japan at a memorial dedicated to Lt. Robert Hampton Gray in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, in August.
JAPAN / History
Oct 5, 2023
Memorial forges bonds between WWII pilot's family and Tohoku town
Today, there is hope that a friendship forged between Japan and Canada, once enemies, will continue into future generations.
Children learn about nature on one of Odyssey's fishing trips in 2022.
Sep 6, 2023
After 3/11, an environment education rethink takes shape in Japan
The thinking behind Odyssey is that interacting with nature will foster an ability to think critically about current socioenvironmental issues.
M-Sys President Masao Takikawa stands in front of a Yakiton Daikoku izakaya pub that opened in Sendai's Kokubuncho entertainment district.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 15, 2023
Sendai pub chain boosts performance with better work conditions
Sendai-based M-Sys has implemented a policy of offering monthly pay of ¥300,000 to new hires.
Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu poses with his gold medal from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, during a fan event in Tokyo in February 2018.
Aug 5, 2023
Fans celebrate figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu's marriage
The two-time Olympic champion has a passionate global fan base, including in China, where the news quickly became the top trending topic on social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 8, 2023
Man told police before school truck attack there was 'something wrong with him'
The suspect visited a police station on the day of the attack and made similar claims by phone earlier, but officers determined there was no need to take him into custody.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2023
Truck hits students at elementary school in northern Japan, injuring four
Police arrested Akihito Onodera, the 34-year-old suspected driver who lives nearby the scene, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 28, 2023
Tomoya Mori hits walk-off homer for Orix after Miyagi-Sasaki pitching duel
The power-hitting catcher"s 12th homer came minutes after the Marines" Koki Yamaguchi tied the game.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2023
3/11 survivor eager to tell his story in English
Noriyuki Suzuki, together with other bereaved families, formed a volunteer group to tell stories about the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jun 19, 2023
Sendai protein producer leaps ahead by engaging people with disabilities
Behind its success is the company"s vast product lineup, which comes in small lots, and its outsourcing of manufacturing to welfare facilities for people with disabilities.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves