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Vonn eyes Olympics after latest victory

/ Jan 21, 2018

Vonn eyes Olympics after latest victory

It's exactly what Lindsey Vonn was hoping for — a dominant victory one month before she goes for gold at the Olympics. Vonn amped up her preparations for the Pyeongchang Games by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin Saturday, while Italian rival ...

Japan looks abroad to pitch snow resorts

Oct 31, 2017

Japan looks abroad to pitch snow resorts

The government and tourism industry are eagerly seeking ways to attract more people, including foreign tourists, to snow resorts amid Japan's declining skiing and snowboarding population. The Japan Tourism Agency plans to launch model projects in early December. It will provide funds to two community ...

May 7, 2016

Foreign ski instructors may get visa incentives to work in Japan

The government plans to ease visa requirements for foreign ski instructors to help attract skiers from abroad amid the sport's declining popularity in Japan, a government source said Saturday. The Justice Ministry is eyeing amending the relevant ordinance as early as this summer, believing instructors ...