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/ Aug 6, 2018

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe cruises to third term

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe was re-elected to a third term Sunday after receiving wide support from the ruling and major opposition parties. The 57-year-old independent, who was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, easily defeated fellow independent and former Ueda Municipal ...

Japan looks abroad to pitch snow resorts

Oct 31, 2017

Japan looks abroad to pitch snow resorts

The government and tourism industry are eagerly seeking ways to attract more people, including foreign tourists, to snow resorts amid Japan's declining skiing and snowboarding population. The Japan Tourism Agency plans to launch model projects in early December. It will provide funds to two community ...

Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple

/ Oct 9, 2017

Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple

Police have launched an investigation into vandalism following the discovery of graffiti at Zenkoji Temple in the city of Nagano. Part of the temple is designated as a national treasure. Officials at the temple contacted police Sunday, and they later found at least 30 marks, ...