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SETOUCHI

Japan Airlines has kicked off an unmanned drone service to deliver goods and medical supplies in the remote town of Setouchi.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 29, 2024
Japan Airlines starts drone service in remote areas for disasters
The carrier is working with local authorities in the town of Setouchi, a tiny inlet in Okayama Prefecture that's home to 8,000 residents.
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
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 / 2022 in Review
Dec 17, 2022
Art came alive in the great outdoors in 2022
Major art events returned to far-flung locales with tactile and communal experiences in nature.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 10, 2022
'2 Women': Shinobu Terajima shines as celebrated novelist
The actress gives a luminous performance as a fictional version of Jakucho Setouchi, an author turned Buddhist nun, in Ryuichi Hiroki's biopic.
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 Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 15, 2022
Echigo-Tsumari and Setouchi triennials: Building communities in a time of upheaval
Two contemporary triennials taking place in Japan this year are finding longevity by collaborating with local residents and embracing site-specific art.
Japan Times
JAPAN / OBITUARY
Nov 14, 2021
Jakucho Setouchi: A freewheeling nun who bucked conventional norms for women
Prior to beginning her religious journey in 1973, Jakucho Setouchi established herself first and foremost as a writer — and a controversial one at that.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2021
Novelist and Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi dies at 99
Setouchi, who is known for depicting the lives and loves of modern women in award-winning novels such as 'The End of Summer' and 'Ask the Blossoms,' died of heart failure.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Ancient traditions in harmony with contemporary art
Hospitality is woven into the culture of Kagawa Prefecture. For ages, locals have hosted religious devotees traversing the area on ohenro (pilgrimages).
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Hot spring's 'rebirth' meets classic manga
Dogo Onsen is believed to be one of the oldest onsen (hot springs) in Japan, with its history said to date back 3,000 years.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Island-hopping in search of history and literary giants
Setouchi is an area around the Seto Inland Sea. Located west of Osaka and Kyoto, the region's major cities of Hiroshima and Matsuyama are connected by a chain of small islands.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Luck and longevity in the realm of the gods
The Sanin region, known for literary figures such as Lafcadio Hearn (Yakumo Koizumi), is easily accessible from Hiroshima.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 26, 2019
Sweeping onsen wreathed in verdant repose
With a history of around 1,300 years, the Tamatsukuri Onsen area is home to an abundance of hot spring ryokan (traditional Japanese inns).
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2018
Event marks completion of large 230,000 kW solar farm in Okayama Prefecture,
One of the largest solar power plants in the country has been built in Okayama Prefecture in a project joined by a unit of General Electric Co., with a ceremony held Friday to mark its completion.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 25, 2016
Bonsai world's 'black sheep' aims to inject 'cool' into traditional art form
For one man, upholding the Japanese bonsai tradition dating back over a thousand years in this rapidly advancing world is a task that should suit the times.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jul 21, 2015
Performing arts poised to bloom at ETAT 2015
The sixth Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is set to start July 26 in Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture, north-central Honshu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2015
Japan will be last G-7 country to make solar power economically viable
One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster started in 2011, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?