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JAPAN
Oct 16, 2019
Japan allocates ¥710 million from reserves to tackle Typhoon Hagibis damage
The funds will be used to set up temporary toilets and send necessities such as water, food and bedding to shelters in areas flooded by record-breaking rainfall over the weekend.
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JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Five years after Ontake eruption, half of Japan's municipalities near volcanoes lack escape plans
With the nation marking the fifth anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake that killed 58 people and left five others missing, a government survey shows about half of the municipalities near active volcanoes do not have evacuation plans in the event of an emergency.
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LIFE / Travel
Sep 13, 2019
Luxury on the Nakasendo with a dash of adventure
In Nagano Prefecture's idyllic Kiso Valley, near the post town of Tsumago on the rugged Nakasendo trail, the new 'expedition hotel' Zenagi offers guests the best of the region's food and culture — with an adventurous twist.
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CULTURE / Film
Aug 28, 2019
'Ni no Kuni': Two worlds but little life to be found
Two things about "Ni no Kuni." 1) It features a protagonist who uses a wheelchair, an admirable display of diversity and inclusion in a medium that rarely features characters with disabilities. 2) There isn't much else to like about the film.
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JAPAN
Aug 8, 2019
Surprise eruption of Mount Asama sends authorities scrambling to get word to visitors and residents
The unexpected eruption of a volcano in a popular upland tourist district sent authorities scrambling to get word to tourists and residents on Thursday.
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JAPAN / Beyond Tokyo
Jul 5, 2019
After G20 role, Nagano resort town of Karuizawa looks to lead way in green tech and energy
The Nagano Prefecture resort town of Karuizawa has long been associated with green, natural energy.
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JAPAN
Jun 19, 2019
UNESCO lists Kobushi mountains spanning Tokyo and three other prefectures as biosphere reserve
UNESCO on Wednesday added the Kobushi mountain region, which straddles part of Tokyo and three other prefectures, to its list of biosphere reserves, Japanese officials said.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2019
G20 energy ministers agree at meeting in Japan to outlines of framework to tackle marine plastic waste
Environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 agreed to the outline of a new international framework in order to tackle the problem of marine plastic waste.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2019
World's smallest baby boy, now a healthy 3.37 kilograms, discharged from Nagano hospital
A Japanese baby, who weighed just 258 grams (9.1 ounces) when he was born in October and is believed to be the smallest boy to have survived in the world, left hospital in good health Saturday.
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JAPAN
Apr 15, 2019
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route featuring massive snow walls opens for season in Toyama
A sightseeing route that includes massive walls of snow running through the Tateyama mountain range in central Japan opened Monday for this year's tourist season.
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LIFE / Travel / G20 host cities special
Mar 5, 2019
Resort town links East with West
Karuizawa, just an hour away by shinkansen from central Tokyo, is a longtime vacation destination for international residents living in the metropolitan area, whether it's to get away from the city's summer heat or experience its beautiful nature in milder seasons.
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LIFE / Travel
Sep 28, 2018
Mount Ontake: Four years after its deadly eruption
Four years after its unexpected eruption, Mount Ontake's scenic hiking trails and summit are once again open for hikers. But will that be enough to bring back visitors?
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JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Families visit Mount Ontake summit for first time to mourn eruption victims
Families of those who died in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake entered the summit area on Wednesday for the first time since the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 25, 2018
Hokusai: Examining the enduring allure of a Japanese icon
Hokusai's thirst for new forms of expression and willingness to abandon established techniques continues to intrigue the world today.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Sep 8, 2018
Cheers to beers connecting northern Europe and Japan
J.L.S. Trading imports an eclectic range of craft beers from various microbreweries in the Baltics and Scandinavia.
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JAPAN / History / Defining the Heisei Era
Aug 25, 2018
Defining the Heisei Era: When Japanese sports went global
Baseball star Hideo Nomo may have blazed a trail for Japanese players in the MLB when he signed with the Dodgers in 1995, but the achievements of domestic athletes abroad in the Heisei Era certainly didn't stop there.
JAPAN / Politics
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.
JAPAN
May 12, 2018
No injuries reported after 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Nagano Prefecture
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck the north of Nagano Prefecture on Saturday morning, according to the Meteorological Agency. A tsunami warning was not issued.
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LIFE / Travel
Mar 30, 2018
A brush with death in the Yatsugatake Mountains
While Tokyo basks in the warmth of early spring, hiking the Yatsugatake Mountain Range is cold, challenging and even life-threatening.
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Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 6, 2018
Candeloro feels Hanyu will skate 2-4 more years
The big extravaganza in Pyeongchang is over now and what a show it was. In every category, the skating performances were simply amazing.

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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