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NAGANO

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 29, 2022
Nagano prefectural assembly member arrested as suspect in wife's murder
Daisuke Maruyama, who belongs to the prefectural chapter of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has denied allegations he suffocated his wife to death in September last year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 24, 2022
‘Motherhood’: More soap opera than psychological thriller
Erika Toda and Mei Nagano offer contrasting perspectives on a frosty parent-child relationship in Ryuichi Hiroki's “Motherhood.”
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 29, 2022
In pushing adventure travel, rural towns see paths forward
Where tourists who flock by bus clog up sidewalks and restaurant reservation slots, those who travel further afield bring some positive baggage with them.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 27, 2022
Nagano music festival stays true to Seiji Ozawa's musical legacy
The maestro's daughter, Seira Ozawa, sees his passion reflected at the month-long Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 29, 2022
‘My Broken Mariko': Childhood friendship drama rings true
Yuki Tanada's film about a fraught yet deep relationship between two young women is moving and disturbing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2022
Governors of Okinawa, Shizuoka and Nagano to skip Abe's state funeral
The public has been divided over the state funeral, for which the government estimates it will spend about u00a51.66 billion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2022
Japan plans to host G7 foreign minister talks in Nagano resort town next April
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government is also making arrangements to hold a finance ministers' and central bank governors' meeting in Niigata in May.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2022
Rock ptarmigans airlifted to Central Alps for Japan's first release from captivity
The endangered birds, known for changing colors in line with the seasons, are designated as a special natural monument.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 30, 2022
Japanese brewer releases ultra-expensive sake made from hand-cultivated rice
The unusually high price tag reflects the commitment of three people from disparate industries who were determined to create something of lasting value.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 20, 2022
Nadeshiko Japan take down South Korea in E-1 Championship opener
Fuka Nagano steered low into the net in the 65th minute for her first international goal after forward Riko Ueki wriggled her way through down the right flank and provided a cutback.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 13, 2022
Nadeshiko Japan midfielder Fuka Nagano joining NWSL's Courage
Known for her passing ability, Nagano won both the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups with Japan, and has been called up regularly to the senior Nadeshiko Japan side since last year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 30, 2022
Riding logs and tempting fate at the Onbashira festival
After deaths in 2010 and 2016, who would volunteer for the Onbashira festival? The locals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2022
Japanese pediatrician creates website to help fleeing Ukrainian children
To help such children, he came up with the idea of using the information from a Japanese pediatric care site which he oversees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Feb 27, 2022
Japan's New Left remains a thing of memory, 50 years on from hostage incident
The Asama-Sanso lodge incident, a dramatic 10-day standoff with police that saw three lives lost, sealed the fate of the nation's student protest movement, some analysts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2022
Heavy snow forecast for Tokyo region through Monday morning
Snowfall could reach 30 centimeters in Yamanashi Prefecture, 20 cm in Nagano and the western part of Kanagawa, and 8 cm in central Tokyo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / Longform,Longform
Jan 24, 2022
With international tourists still absent, Japan’s ski resorts dig deep
The ongoing pandemic could be the final blow for operators as memories of the ski boom — and bust — of the 1980s still linger.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 31, 2021
Nana Takagi and Seitaro Ichinohe book Olympic speedskating spots at 1,500 meters
Takagi clocked 1 minute, 54.84 seconds to finish second in the event won by her younger sister Miho in 1:53:19 at the M-Wave ice arena in Nagano.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 4, 2021
‘And So the Baton Is Passed’: No, these are not happy tears
Tetsu Maeda's melodrama about abandoned children and questionable parenting may bring on the waterworks, but the film's underlying message doesn't inspire much hope.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2021
Bus firm officials plead not guilty to charges from 2016 crash that killed 15
The bus, chartered for a ski trip, careened off a road after hitting a guardrail at a speed of 96 kph, and it later emerged that the driver was inadequately trained.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on