Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

National Oct 21, 2019

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

by Reito Kaneko

A Filipino technical intern picks strawberries from elevated beds as he backs down an aisle on a swivel chair in a greenhouse — a common scene in this mountainous area of central Japan known for highland agriculture. Farmers from Benguet, an upland province on Luzon ...

Regions hit by deadly Typhoon Hagibis struggle with recovery efforts

National Oct 16, 2019

Regions hit by deadly Typhoon Hagibis struggle with recovery efforts

Areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano Prefecture and the Tohoku region are struggling to respond after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades caused record-breaking rainfall, massive flooding, mudslides and outages of electricity and water supplies. In Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, damage was ...