Two injured by upper 5 quake in southern Nagano

Jun 25, 2017

Two injured by upper 5 quake in southern Nagano

A shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 injured two people in southern Nagano Prefecture early Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. The temblor, which struck at around 7 a.m., registered as an upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in the town ...

Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki

Feb 15, 2014

Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki

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If you're looking for a fine piece of wood, you'd be hard put to improve on a slab of hinoki (Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa) from the Kiso Valley straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures. The sparsely populated district is home to the only natural hinoki forests ...