National Jan 26, 2019

French skier killed in Japan avalanche

A French man has been killed in an avalanche while skiing on a mountain, local police said Saturday. Marc-Olivier Gariou-Pouillas, 49, was skiing off-piste on Mount Ogenashi in the city of Myoko, Niigata Prefecture, about 200 kilometers north of Tokyo, on Friday afternoon when an ...

Business Apr 5, 2018

Snow-shy Miyazaki ski resort staves off closure for another year

Japan's southernmost ski resort plans to operate for another winter despite the continuing downtrend in guests. Gokase Highland Ski & Snowboard in Miyazaki Prefecture managed to improve business performance by cutting costs last season, which ended March 5, but customers fell to an all-time low ...