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JAPAN / History
Jun 21, 2014
Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig
It's been 20 years since mass murderers came to Toshie Koibuchi's tiny street. It was the night of June 27, 1994. She was then 50, a housewife living with her husband and mother in a slightly upmarket residential area of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.
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JAPAN / History
Jun 21, 2014
The man accused of poisoning Matsumoto's civilians
It is difficult to fathom that a religious group might be behind a poison gas attack on hundreds of civilians. More likely, logic suggests, it would either be the result of a terrible accident or the work of a deranged individual. When confronted with such a scenario in Matsumoto in 1994, the Nagano Police Department went with the lone-wolf theory.
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JAPAN
May 19, 2014
Ice climbing emerging as a hot trend among young women
Japan has for several years seen growing interest in alpine trekking and rock climbing among young women, but a growing number are starting to pick up axes to tackle the more dangerous and demanding sport of ice climbing.
JAPAN
May 4, 2014
Day at beach turns fatal for five in Niigata
Two adults and three children die in the Sea of Japan after rough waves pull the kids into the ocean.
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Mar 11, 2014
Nagano Olympic gold medalist Okabe retires
Ski jumper Takanobu Okabe, a member of the Japan team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, will retire, his Snow Brand Megmilk club said Tuesday.
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JAPAN
Feb 21, 2014
Snow-hit tourist sites try to regroup
A week after record snow hit the Kanto-Koshin region for the second time within the month, tourist destinations in Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures are trying to lure back visitors after their numbers plunged due to road closures.
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ENVIRONMENT
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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CULTURE / Art
Aug 12, 2013
Toyokazu Nagano: Dad's pictures of the kids that others do want to see
In 2008, Toyokazu Nagano, like proud parents do, started taking pictures of his daughters: eating breakfast, playing outdoors — slices of everyday life. However, for each candid image he took, he was vexed by missing another perfect moment.
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2013
Nagano clinic aborts abnormal fetuses
A maternity clinic in Nagano Prefecture was found Monday to have carried out 36 abortions of selected abnormal fetuses in women who had multiple fetuses, mostly conceived after fertility treatment.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
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.
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LIFE / Travel
Jun 2, 2013
Searching for Mount Fuji
Japan is full of good place names. Who can resist Utsukushigahara (Beautiful Field) in Nagano Prefecture, Ginza (Golden Seat) in Tokyo or the sad irony of Fukushima — Isle of Good Fortune?
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Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Feb 15, 2013
Skiers, head toward the lights
Skiers and snowboarders who pass through JR Nagano Station should make the effort to take a short side trip to nearby Zenkoji Temple during the week starting Saturday. Wooden buildings that line the street approaching the popular temple will be lit up in five colors for the annual Nagano Tomyo Festival.
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Jan 19, 2013
Nagano Games gold medalist Satoya announces retirement
Freestyle mogul skier Tae Satoya, whose gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics made her the first Japanese woman to win Winter Games gold, will retire at the end of this season, her company, Fuji Television Network Inc., said Friday.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jan 14, 2013
Niigata/Nagano: Should Japan make all of its highways free or is the present toll system fair?
If tolls were eliminated, gasoline and car taxes would have to go up to make up the difference. At the moment the economy is bad and not everyone can afford to pay the extra taxes. Once it gets better, though, raising taxes on cars and gasoline to eliminate the freeway tolls would be a good idea.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores