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JAPAN
Apr 23, 2023
In Nagano, an excavation of Japan's ancient elephant looks to rewrite history
Researchers are looking for clues on how Naumann’s elephant went extinct, with findings having the potential to shift understanding of humankind’s presence in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2023
How a dig for Naumann's elephant is forging Japan's future scientists
The excavations at Lake Nojiri in Nagano Prefecture are unique because, unlike most archeological digs throughout Japan, anyone is allowed to participate.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2023
G7 top diplomats spotlight unity on China and Russia amid talk of rift
A joint statement was used to emphasize their unity in tackling geopolitical challenges including Chinese assertiveness over Taiwan and the ongoing Ukraine war.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2023
China tensions top agenda as G7 diplomats meet in Japan
Top diplomats from Group of Seven countries have telegraphed what is likely to be in a joint statement, with officials stressing the importance of unity amid challenges in Asia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 16, 2023
Kishida incident shows protecting VIPs from lone wolves remains a tall order
Campaigning often sees politicians looking to shake hands and deliver speeches in front of sometimes large audiences in settings without security checkpoints.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 14, 2023
Top diplomats to zero in on China and Ukraine challenges at G7 summit
At the Karuizawa summit, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi is expected to stress that European and Indo-Pacific security are inseparable.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2023
Buddhist statue stolen from Nagano temple returned after police hunt
Police arrested Shintaro Morimoto, a 34-year-old man from Mifune, Kumamoto Prefecture, for allegedly stealing the holy statue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2023
Japan to start hosting ministerial meetings in run-up to G7 summit
A total of 15 in-person ministerial gatherings are scheduled across Japan throughout this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2023
Vocational high schools bringing value to communities in Japan
Students have been involved in a range of ventures, such as proposing local development plans to industry specialists and educating youngsters about internet safety.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2023
Man nabbed for alleged arson after fire kills three at his family home in Nagano
The man, whose identity was withheld by police, and his brother both escaped the fire without major injuries.
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LIFE / Travel
Mar 11, 2023
Subzero climbing: A frigid yet 'ephemeral' adrenaline rush
Mount Yatsugatake is one of Japan's most popular ice climbing destinations, but it might not be around for many more winters.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2023
Woman gets 11 years for murder of mentally ill husband in Tokyo
The Kyoto District Court found Junko Yamamoto guilty of killing her 77-year-old husband by unknown means in collusion with her son Naoki and his acquaintance.
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JAPAN
Mar 5, 2023
Son revives legendary mountain trail to fulfill father's dying wish
The Ito Shindo trail has been dubbed 'the last frontier of the Northern Alps' and links Toyama and Nagano prefectures.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 10, 2023
Justin and Kaori Sereni: 'Provide warm rooms, serve delicious food and choose comfortable beds'
It was a long time coming but in 2020 Justin Sereni realized a dream when he opened his own boutique lodge with wife, Kaori. The result is a cozy getaway on the border of Niigata and Nagano.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 3, 2023
The risks, and safety measures to take, for backcountry skiers in Japan
The deaths of two men in Nagano Prefecture, including an American champion skier, was a tragic reminder of the risks involved in backcountry ski trips, even for experts.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Feb 3, 2023
Japan Times 1923: Doubtful news agency claims Tokyo English dailies favor cause of Japanese war office
With a change of editors at the top of The Japan Times, other publications call out a newly detected 'pro military' stance from the newspaper — and the paper responds on the front page.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2023
Two missing skiers confirmed dead after Nagano avalanche
Authorities said they were unable to immediately confirm the nationalities of the men, but Mountain Gazette reported that one was professional skier Kyle Smaine from California.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2023
Skiers hit by avalanche injured in Nagano Prefecture
The avalanche that injured a number of skiers occurred on the eastern slope of Mt. Hakuba Norikura near the border with Niigata Prefecture.
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JAPAN / Society
Dec 18, 2022
Controversy over Nagano park closure exposes local communication issues
Plans to close a park faced a national backlash over the impact on children, but the family that triggered the closure have criticized the local government's communication.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 5, 2022
Japan's dairy farmers squeezed despite retail price hikes as costs soar
Raw milk prices have been raised to support dairy farmers suffering from soaring fuel and feed costs.

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