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JAPAN
Jun 6, 2016
Emperor and Empress visit central Japan forest managed by British-born author C.W. Nicol
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday paid a visit to woodland restored by British-born writer and environmentalist C.W. Nicol in Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 4, 2016
Beer essentials: The craft beer boom in Japan shows no sign of running dry
Tomoko Sonoda was a college student during the "Dry Wars," the years immediately following the 1987 release of the game-changing light lager Asahi Super Dry. She and her classmates held tasting parties for the spate of new brews that were released by the three other major breweries in an attempt to compete....
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ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jun 4, 2016
Forest horror led to an honor from 'foes'
As I write this in my home outside Kurohime, it's astonishing to realize it has been 36 years since I came to live in the hills of northern Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2016
Man dies after falling from wooden pillar at Nagano shrine festival
A man died after falling about 10 meters from a wooden pillar erected for a festival at Suwa Taisha grand shrine in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, police said Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2016
Saitama student, 20, admits emailing bomb threats to municipalities
The Chiba Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old male university student of Ageo, Saitama Prefecture, who turned himself in last month, claiming he has sent bomb threat emails to several local governments, some of which took preventive action due to the threats.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 18, 2016
Nagano ski resort tries out downhill snow biking
Faced with dwindling numbers of skiers, a Japanese ski resort is pointing people toward downhill mountain biking.
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JAPAN
Feb 17, 2016
Nagano tops survey of prefectures Japanese would most like to move to
Nagano is the prefecture Japanese would most like to move to if they were to relocate to the countryside, according to a survey by a Tokyo-based migration support center.
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2016
Bus operator to lose license over fatal Nagano crash
The transport ministry on Tuesday informed the operator involved in a fatal bus crash last month that its license to run a tour bus business will be revoked after it was found to have committed several safety regulation breaches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2016
German nun's Nagano monastery all about the Zen of fullness and fun
Deep in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture, a German Zen Buddhist nun offers guidance to those who feel they have lost their way in life.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2016
Rescuers free guests in resort area who were stranded due to snow, fallen trees
Most of the 250 guests and employees who were stranded beginning Friday at a spa resort in Nagano Prefecture when trees there knocked down by heavy snow blocked routes to the area have now been evacuated.
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JAPAN
Jan 25, 2016
Nagano aims to educate with hunting skills course
A basic hunting skills course launched by the Nagano Prefectural Government to combat increasing damage to crops and trees by wild animals has proven popular, drawing many more participants than expected.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / JAPANESE KITCHEN
Jan 22, 2016
How Japan's saltiest residents came to live the longest
January is a month when many of us resolve to eat healthier. Japan, with its worldwide reputation for health and longevity, is a good place to look. Much of the island nation's health is attributed to the amount of seafood consumed in the traditional diet. However, according to the Japanese Ministry...
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JAPAN
Jan 22, 2016
Bus was in neutral at time of deadly Nagano crash: investigators
A ski tour bus that careened off a road in a mountainous area in central Japan last week, killing 15 people on board, has been found by police to have been in neutral at the time of the crash, according to investigative sources.
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JAPAN
Jan 21, 2016
Ski bus crash victims' university professor slams government, operator
Well-known Hosei University professor Naoki Ogi, who taught 10 students involved in last Friday's ski bus crash has slammed the government for allowing the "horribly managed" company to stay in business.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Jan 20, 2016
Deadly Nagano ski bus crash points to need for safety standards rethink
Friday's ski bus crash in Nagano Prefecture that killed 15 people has raised a slew of fresh challenges for government and industry officials already working to revamp safety measures for long-distance bus services.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2016
Driver, 65, may have lost control of bus in deadly Nagano crash; training shortcomings suspected
A ski tour bus that crashed Friday in Nagano Prefecture killing 15 people on board steered an eratic course for several hundred meters before it crashed, indicating the driver may have lost control of the vehicle, transport ministry sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2016
Small bus firms face ministry inspections in wake of deadly Nagano crash
Transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Tuesday that by mid-March his ministry will conduct broad inspections on the safety management policies of bus companies that have received government reprimands in the past.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2016
Seat-belt rules often overlooked, difficult to enforce, drivers and passengers say
Many of the people killed or injured in Friday's horrific bus crash in Nagano Prefecture may not have been wearing seat belts, as required by law.
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2016
Bus company involved in fatal crash conducted ski tour without proper paperwork
The transport ministry has found that the operator of the chartered ski-tour bus that crashed in Nagano Prefecture late last week was running the tour without providing its drivers with the required instruction paperwork, officials said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 18, 2016
Rescues point to dangers of searching out backcountry powder
Backcountry skiing and snowboarding have come under scrutiny after the recent rescue of two groups of skiers stranded in mountains in Nagano and Fukushima prefectures.

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