Medical interpreters in high demand as tourists flock to Niseko

National Apr 5, 2018

Medical interpreters in high demand as tourists flock to Niseko

Medical interpreters are helping a popular ski resort in Hokkaido deal with the growing number of foreign guests there. To overcome the language barrier, Kutchan-Kosei General Hospital in the town of Kutchan, near the Niseko resort, employs a five-member team of medical interpreters. At times, ...

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

Food & Drink Jan 16, 2014

Hit Hokkaido's slopes for tasty seasonal fare

by Kris Kosaka

Kutchan, near Niseko, is probably the only town in Japan where convenience stores stock pinto beans and Vegemite. In fact, Hokkaido's ski paradise, internationally known for its powder snow, is steadily forging a new reputation, one bite at a time. Ten years ago, food fare ...