At least 26 injured in earthquake in Japan's northwest

National Jun 19, 2019

At least 26 injured in earthquake in Japan's northwest

At least 26 people were injured, including one seriously, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan's northwestern region late Tuesday, causing landslides and power outages in some areas. The quake hit Niigata Prefecture on Tuesday night, recording a maximum of upper 6 on the Japanese ...

Comprehensive sake study group formed in Niigata

National Mar 21, 2019

Comprehensive sake study group formed in Niigata

A group has been formed in the city of Niigata to promote comprehensive study on sake from an academic perspective. Domestic sake consumption is on a declining trend after a recent boom. Meanwhile, tours to visit breweries and taste local sake are drawing attention from ...

Premium produce, delicious dishes

Travel | G20 host cities special Mar 5, 2019

Premium produce, delicious dishes

Niigata, which will host the Agriculture Ministers' Meeting on May 11 and 12, is known for many things, but premier Koshihikari rice is likely the prefecture's most notable product. The brand is long loved and known as one of the tastiest varieties in Japan, cultivated ...