Tag - nagano-prefecture



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LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Jan 23, 2022
Funky Chateau: Straight from the gospel of natural winemaking
Toyohiko and Michiko Kanehashi were told their vines would die if they didn't fertilize. On the contrary, going natural sets Funky Chateau wines apart from the pack.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
May 15, 2021
Japan’s growing cider industry presses on through adversity
Bars, breweries and even a bilingual magazine are helping the apple-based beverage find a new, appreciative audience across the country.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jan 23, 2021
Every stay at Zenagi comes with a sprinkle of artistry
The luxury hotel located in Nagano Prefecture's Kiso Valley offers bespoke athletic and artistic workshops for guests, including kids.
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LIFE / Travel
Sep 13, 2019
Luxury on the Nakasendo with a dash of adventure
In Nagano Prefecture's idyllic Kiso Valley, near the post town of Tsumago on the rugged Nakasendo trail, the new 'expedition hotel' Zenagi offers guests the best of the region's food and culture — with an adventurous twist.
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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.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2019
G20 energy ministers agree at meeting in Japan to outlines of framework to tackle marine plastic waste
Environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 agreed to the outline of a new international framework in order to tackle the problem of marine plastic waste.
May 12, 2018
No injuries reported after 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Nagano Prefecture
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck the north of Nagano Prefecture on Saturday morning, according to the Meteorological Agency. A tsunami warning was not issued.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2018
Village in Nagano comes up with hunk calendar to help 12 bachelors find mates
Women hoping to find Mr. Right in 2018 should check for dates on the Otoko Goyomi (Men's Calendar) published by the village of Otari in Nagano Prefecture. The calendar showcases a dozen local bachelors who are looking for wives.
Mar 17, 2017
Hakuba likely to host World Cup Nordic combined event in 2018
The village of Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture is expected to host a World Cup Nordic combined competition next winter for the first time in 15 seasons, an informed source said Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2016
Nagano farmer finds dead man buried on his land
A body of a man was found buried Sunday on a farm in the village of Nanmoku, Nagano Prefecture, local police said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2016
Drug unit busts 22 members of alleged Nagano 'pot communities'
The alleged marijuana smokers chose sparsely populated parts of Nagano to host music events and get high, a special narcotics unit says.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2016
The Nagano village that modernity forgot
There is no hot water in Odairajuku, no gas-powered stoves, no fridges and — most importantly — no internet. The nearest supermarket is an hour away by car, and so is the nearest place to get a signal on your phone. But what this tiny village in southern Nagano Prefecture does offer is something...
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Jun 6, 2016
Emperor and Empress visit central Japan forest managed by British-born author C.W. Nicol
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday paid a visit to woodland restored by British-born writer and environmentalist C.W. Nicol in Nagano Prefecture.
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Feb 15, 2014
Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki
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.
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Jul 15, 2013
Tokyo: Which of Japan's many summer firework displays do you recommend?
I think the best fireworks display in Japan is in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Even though it is not the biggest in Japan, the huge round fireworks let off there are very famous and attract people from all over the place. I'm looking forward to seeing the Nagaoka fireworks this year.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals