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SETO INLAND SEA

The Kioke Summit on Shodoshima has seen a steady rise in participants from dozens in its early days 12 years ago and about 100 in 2019 to more than 600 this past February.
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 8, 2024
On Japan’s island of olives, age-old shoyu secrets survive
Each Kioke Summit features many activities including a "kioke" auction — shoyu fermentation barrels that fetch anywhere from ¥60,000 to ¥450,000.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Environment
Jun 17, 2023
Want to ‘live like a human’? Escape to a Seto island
Tourists might know the Seto Inland Sea as one of Japan’s unsung travel gems, but more and more people are considering it a place to start life anew.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 22, 2023
A Japanese island where the wild things are
From badgering nuisances to downright evil forces, yōkai fill some of the most colorful corners of Japanese folklore. These artists are dreaming up even more.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Feb 19, 2023
Families seek closure for mine disaster as Japan-South Korea relations thaw
136 Koreans and 47 Japanese were killed when the Chosei mine beneath the seabed on the Yamaguchi Prefecture coast collapsed and flooded in 1942.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2023
Two missing after collision sinks freight ship in Seto Inland Sea
The remaining three crew members of the 716-ton Seiryu were rescued but one of them was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 14, 2023
The Setouchi islands eager to get stuck between a rock and a hard place
Locals hope the boulders and cliff faces overlooking the Seto Inland Sea can bring a breath of fresh air to struggling rural towns.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 8, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: At Naoshima, three giants of Japanese art wrestle for attention
In spaces that opened earlier this year on Naoshima, the severe architecture of Tadao Ando brings a new edge to the art of Yayoi Kusama and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: An autumnal spectacle of light and shadow
Artworks in abandoned houses play with the natural light found on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: The art of loss brings lesser-known islands to life
Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima and Ibukijima open for the fall season of Setouchi Triennale 2022.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2020
Captain arrested after ship sinks off western Japan
A local office of the Japan Coast Guard said it has arrested the captain of a small vessel for negligence resulting in his ship hitting a reef and sinking in the Seto Inland Sea the previous day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2020
Schoolchildren rescued from sinking ship in Seto Inland Sea
The vessel was carrying 62 people, some of whom had jumped into the sea by the time rescue boats arrived.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2019
Ferry service in western Japan ends 109 years of history
A ferry connecting Uno Port in Okayama Prefecture and Takamatsu Port in Kagawa Prefecture has ceased services after 109 years.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Nov 25, 2019
Waves of change washed over the Seto Inland Sea during the 2010s
Attracting international tourists used to be the goal. Events and trends over the past decade, however, have caused a small island to rethink their tourism strategy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2019
Hyogo to relax wastewater controls amid fears Seto Inland Sea is 'too clean' for fish
Hyogo Prefecture, which is suffering from poor catches of some fish, has decided to allow greater quantities of nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater discharged into the Seto Inland Sea, after deeming its water too clean for fish to live in, officials said Monday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Sep 25, 2019
Lifestyles on the Seto Inland Sea change with advancements in the fishing industry
When I first came to Japan, I was stunned by the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. Its thousands of peaked islands look as if they'd dropped straight from the sky and settled like gum drops on the water. Stretching 450 kilometers from Osaka to Kyushu, I also soon learned of the infinite varieties of seafood...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Aug 25, 2019
An island festival steeped in history
In 1185, Japan's Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genpei) clans played out the final battle of the Genpei War, the result of which would have a profound effect on Japan ushering in its first shogun with Kamakura as the shogunate.
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2019
College rowing cutter capsizes off coast of Wakayama
Two people were injured Tuesday when a college rowing cutter capsized between Tomogashima groups of islands near the city of Wakayama and Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, pitching the 23 people aboard into the ocean.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Dec 30, 2018
Celebrating New Year's the island way
On the small island where I live in the middle of Japan's Seto Inland Sea, new year celebrations are stalwart traditional. Preparations start a week before when the holiday spirit wafts in on sea breezes tinted with chilling temperatures. The island holds a community rice-pounding event to make kagami...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Dec 1, 2018
Submitting to the masters on Onomichi's Path of Literature
The Onomichi Path of Literature is a short 1-kilometer walking trail that introduces the many famous literary masters associated with the Japan Heritage city.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Oct 31, 2018
The death of a Japanese countryside festival
Ancient rites bend to an aging, shrinking population, but how much longer can local traditions hold out?

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