More Sports / Winter Sports Oct 16, 2019

Olympic medalist Taku Hiraoka admits causing car accident

A Japanese Olympic medalist has admitted causing a collision that injured several people last month in Nara Prefecture, western Japan, investigative sources said Wednesday. He is suspected of fleeing the scene despite the driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old woman, sustaining minor injuries. Police plan ...

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

Travel Jan 18, 2019

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

by Oscar Boyd

The Madarao Kogen ski resort prides itself on two things: its powder snow ("Madapow!") — enjoying over 10 meters of fresh snow annually — and its tree skiing. It is less well-known than some of its rivals within the prefecture, but that just ...