Tottori's transparent-kayak tours clearly a hit

Jul 30, 2017

Tottori's transparent-kayak tours clearly a hit

Transparent kayaks are exploding in popularity in Tottori Prefecture, with tourists describing the experience as akin "to flying in the sky." Visitors to Tottori, a coastal area along the Sea of Japan known for its jagged coastline and caves hollowed out by waves, can glimpse ...

Air force deploys C-2 transport plane after years of delay

Mar 30, 2017

Air force deploys C-2 transport plane after years of delay

The Air Self-Defense Force deployed its brand-new C-2 transport aircraft at an air base this week following years of delays in the development of the domestically-made plane. A ceremony was held at Miho Air Base in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, on Thursday to mark the deployment ...

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 10, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, around ...

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

Jan 24, 2017

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

More than 300 vehicles were stranded in the snow early Tuesday on highways and major roads along the Sea of Japan coast, prompting a request for troops to help with rescue efforts. Roughly 200 vehicles were held up on National Route 373 in the town ...

Tottori museum's rescued green turtle draws fans

Dec 14, 2016

Tottori museum's rescued green turtle draws fans

A green turtle that was saved after being trapped in a fishing net earlier this month has been a popular draw at a museum in Tottori Prefecture. The female turtle, 60 cm in length and believed to be 10 years old or younger, will be ...