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On average between 1991 and 2020, the highest temperature in Sapporo on April 15 was 11.5 degrees Celsius, but the temperature rose above 25 degrees on Monday.
Apr 15, 2024
Japan's Sapporo sees earliest 25C day since records began
A city known for the 1972 Winter Olympics and hosting one of the country's biggest snow festivals saw summer-like temperatures.
Sapporo had hoped the Winter Olympics, which the city had hosted in 1972, would return in 2030, but it was not meant to be.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Apr 15, 2024
Why Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics failed
Part of the city's downfall in trying to secure the Games was, ironically, snow.
Sapporo Beer President Hiroyuki Nose (left) and actor Yuki Yamada at Yebisu Brewery Tokyo in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Tuesday, prior to its opening the following day.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 3, 2024
Sapporo Beer opens first brewery in Tokyo's Ebisu in 35 years
With no entrance fee, the new brewery will be located in the Yebisu Garden Place complex in Shibuya Ward.
Known in Hokkaido business circles as an internationalist due to his close ties with the United States and the International Olympics Committee, Yoshiro Ito headed dozens of Hokkaido and national organizations during his decadeslong career.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Mar 25, 2024
Hokkaido mourns Yoshiro Ito, promoter of Japan-U.S. ties
Ito was known in Hokkaido business circles as an internationalist due to his close ties with the United States.
Machida Zelvia players celebrate after a goal in the team's 2-1 win away at Consadole Sapporo on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Mar 16, 2024
Promoted Zelvia go to top of J1 with third-straight win
The win at Sapporo Dome sent Zelvia to the top of the 20-team first-division table with three straight wins following a season-opening draw.
Plaintiffs of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a ban on same-sex marriage and their supporters hold a banner calling for authorities to allow such unions in front of the Tokyo District Court on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2024
Ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Sapporo High Court rules
This is the first such ruling by a high court in Japan in favor of plaintiffs challenging the ban.
The murder and decapitation of the 62-year-old male victim took place at a hotel in Sapporo's downtown Susukino district in July last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Woman and her parents indicted over decapitating of man in Sapporo
They are accused of killing and decapitating the 62-year-old office worker at a hotel in Sapporo's downtown Susukino district in July last year.
A photograph taken by a local resident shows a man being held down by police officers near a convenience store in Sapporo on Sunday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2024
Police describe how fatal stabbing at Sapporo convenience store unfolded
The suspect was arrested at the scene after the attack, which killed one store employee and left two others injured.
A convenience store in Sapporo, where a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing three people on Sunday morning
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2024
One dead after stabbing at convenience store in Sapporo
Police arrested the suspected assailant at the scene of the crime in the city's Kita Ward.
Kasai Rinkai Park on Wednesday in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward. Temperatures are expected to rise to 18 degrees Celsius in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2024
Forecast of sudden drop in temperature raises health concerns
The mercury is expected to rise to around 20 degrees Celsius before plunging by more than 10 degrees midweek.
Tourists in Tokyo's Asakusa district ditch their jackets amid unseasonably warm temperatures in the capital and across Japan on Thursday.
Feb 18, 2024
Preparing for the hottest year Japan has ever seen
In 2023, summer heat persisted across Japan well into the fall. Predictions by scientists indicate 2024 could be even worse.
Ryoyu Kobayashi had jumps of 128.5 and 138.5 meters to score 262.6 points at the World Cup event on Saturday in Sapporo, finishing 0.4 behind Austria's Stefan Kraft.
MORE SPORTS / Ski jumping
Feb 18, 2024
Kobayashi finishes second as Kasai, 51, makes World Cup return
Home favorite Ryoyu Kobayashi was runner-up for the second day in a row Sunday as he took silver behind Slovenia’s Domen Prevc in Sapporo.
Established in December 2021 in the middle of the pandemic-fuelled gaming craze, Sega Sapporo Studio is remarkable for growing amid a recent slump in the industry.
LIFE / Digital
Feb 17, 2024
Sega developers say new Sapporo studios lead to better lives
Aside from quality-of-life benefits that come from living outside a major metropolis, Sapporo also has a history of game development.
Visitors at the Sapporo Snow Festival on Feb. 4
Feb 12, 2024
Sapporo Snow Festival crowds recover to pre-COVID levels in 2024
The recovery of visitor numbers has been helped by inbound travelers to Japan, according to the festival's executive committee.
The annual snow festival opened in Sapporo on Sunday. The event, set to run through Feb. 11, features a total of 196 snow and ice sculptures at three venues, with food and drink areas set up for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Feb 4, 2024
Sapporo Snow Festival opens with food areas coming back
Set to run until Feb. 11, this year's festival features a total of 196 snow and ice sculptures at three venues.
A Korean Air plane (left) and Cathay Pacific aircraft made contact with each other at New Chitose Airport on Tuesday.
Jan 17, 2024
Korean Air plane 'strikes' Cathay aircraft in Japan; no injuries
The incident at New Chitose Airport serving Sapporo came two weeks after a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Yuki Ito put together jumps of 124.5 and 129.5 meters to score 230.1 points at Sapporo's Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium on Sunday and earn her second World Cup win of the season.
MORE SPORTS / Ski jumping
Jan 14, 2024
Ito leaps to second ski jumping World Cup win of season
The 29-year-old from Hokkaido put together jumps of 124.5 and 129.5 meters to score 230.1 points at Sapporo's Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium.
The Sapporo Snow Festival offers outdoor dining, markets, sports, ice sculptures and more across three event sites.
LIFE / Travel
Jan 6, 2024
Asia's winter festivals: Snow, fire and spectacle galore
The ancient city of Nara wards off the wintertime darkness with an unusual tradition: lighting a local mountain on fire.
Designated hitter and closer Shohei Ohtani (center) and catcher Yuhei Nakamura are mobbed by their Samurai Japan teammates after Ohtani struck out American slugger Mike Trout to clinch Japan’s third World Baseball Classic and first since 2009, at LoanDepot Park in Miami on March 21.
Dec 26, 2023
Images of 2023: Sports
For some, 2023 was a year of sweet victory, after many years of not making it to the summit. For Shohei Ohtani, it was yet another year of brilliance.
Posters to promote Sapporo's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are seen in an underground shopping arcade in the city in February 2022.
Dec 19, 2023
Sapporo to halt efforts to host winter games, says mayor
In October this year, Sapporo dropped its initial plan to host the Games in 2030 as it failed to win sufficient understanding of local residents.


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