/ Aug 13, 2017

China's Mobike to launch bike-sharing service in Sapporo

China's Mobike will start a bicycle-sharing service in Sapporo in late August, becoming the first major player in the rapidly expanding Chinese industry to set foot in Japan. Mobike has quickly expanded since it started in Shanghai in 2016. Customers can find bicycles nearby, unlock ...

Geisha taps Sapporo businesses to keep tradition alive

Apr 3, 2017

Geisha taps Sapporo businesses to keep tradition alive

Sapporo's Susukino entertainment district used to host one of the nation's biggest red-light districts with more than 300 geisha in the 1950s. But with the burst of the bubble economy in the late 1980s dealing a heavy blow to the local economy, the number has ...

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

/ Feb 22, 2017

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Yukiya Sato and Yuken Iwasa won the gold and silver medals, respectively, to give Japan a 1-2 finish in the individual competition in men's normal hill ski jumping at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday. A day after the event was delayed due to strong ...