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Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Feb 11, 2018
There's no business like snow business
A few weeks ago I had things to do in Tokyo and Yokohama, so I had a ticket booked for a late-afternoon train from Nagano on Jan. 22. Then that morning my manager in Tokyo phoned to tell me I should come early because "heavy snow" was expected during the day, meaning trains would be delayed and taxis...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 9, 2018
Twenty years on from the Olympics, Nagano is still the home of Japan's winter sports
Nagano Prefecture's bountiful snow continues to be the stuff of ski and snowboarding legend, with classic Olympic resorts such as Hakuba Happo-one, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 6, 2018
Police investigate possible links to stalker after Nagano fire kills three
Police investigating a fire that killed a housewife and two others in the city of Nagano suspect the woman was a victim of stalking, with the stalker possibly being one of the deceased.
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JAPAN
Feb 2, 2018
Nagano's Lake Suwa confirms first 'crossing of the gods' in five years
A sample of the natural ice ridge phenomenon known as omiwatari (crossing of the gods) was spotted Friday on Lake Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, for the first time since 2013.
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JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 8, 2018
Village in Nagano comes up with hunk calendar to help 12 bachelors find mates
Women hoping to find Mr. Right in 2018 should check for dates on the Otoko Goyomi (Men's Calendar) published by the village of Otari in Nagano Prefecture. The calendar showcases a dozen local bachelors who are looking for wives.
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JAPAN
Dec 16, 2017
Nagano drive-thru funeral home to serve mourners with limited mobility
A funeral home with a drive-thru window will open in Nagano Prefecture on Sunday, allowing mourners to pay their respects without getting out of the car.
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JAPAN
Dec 13, 2017
Ministry survey on average life expectancies ranks Shiga top for men and Nagano best for women
The average life expectancy in 2015 for Japanese men was highest in Shiga Prefecture, at 81.78 years, a health ministry survey showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2017
Security camera footage leads police to arrest woman over graffiti at Nagano temple
Police arrested a woman on Tuesday for alleged vandalism at a building in the historically important Zenkoji Temple complex in Nagano Prefecture, while also looking into her possible connection with other graffiti found there.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 10, 2017
Nagano counselors trial online consultations for troubled teens via Line messaging app
Counselors in Nagano Prefecture were seen typing nonstop in September between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., as they replied to high volumes of consultation requests received via the Line messaging app.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2017
Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple
Police have launched an investigation into vandalism following the discovery of graffiti at Zenkoji Temple in the city of Nagano. Part of the temple is designated as a national treasure.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Oct 7, 2017
Is the response to scams criminally slow?
One of the more cynical dictums in Japanese goes "Shōjikimono ga baka o miru" ("Honesty doesn't pay"). In pre-modern times, neither did crime. The Osadamegaki Hyakkajo — the criminal code enforced by the Tokugawa rulers — prescribed an extensive list of severe punishments for those found...
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JAPAN
Sep 27, 2017
Victims of Mount Ontake eruption mourned on third anniversary of eruption
Victims' families and friends on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the eruption of Mount Ontake, the nation's deadliest postwar volcanic disaster, which killed 58 people and left five more missing and presumed dead.
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JAPAN
Jul 6, 2017
In deadly Nagano bus crash, warning signs of unfit driver should have been checked: probe
Commission report shows driver was allowed behind the wheel of a large bus without proper instruction or aptitude test.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 4, 2017
Younger Japanese urbanites increasingly being drawn to quiet rural life
In a move more commonly associated with seniors seeking a quiet place to retire, an increasing number of young couples are showing interest in relocating to the countryside from Tokyo and other urban centers, drawn by cheap land and hopes of a better environment for their children.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2017
Two to face court over fatal 2016 Nagano ski bus crash
The head and operations manager of a charter bus company will be referred to prosecutors this week over a crash last year that killed 15 people, investigative sources said Monday.
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JAPAN
Jun 4, 2017
Four bodies recovered from plane crash in Northern Alps
The bodies of four people were recovered Sunday from a small plane that crashed in the Northern Alps near Kurobe Dam the previous day in the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, authorities said.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
May 28, 2017
Come what may, we're doing just fine
Rain had started pelting the cherry blossoms when I returned from Tokyo last month, squelching the plans of countless would-be outdoor revelers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 23, 2017
Dwindling apple growers see opportunities in hard cider
Apple growers are increasingly going into the cider business, often with government assistance aimed at revitalizing regional economies that are grappling with the prospect of aging and dwindling populations, especially among farmers.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world