Business 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 ...

Exploring Niigata's snow country

Travel Jan 23, 2016

Exploring Niigata's snow country

by Mandy Bartok

Marred though the view is with power lines and other trappings of modernity, the rainbow that appears at the far end of Tsubame-Sanjo Station seems a rather auspicious beginning. The initial impression that greeted us in front of this largely unpopular station just south ...