Tag - tottori



Residents who sought to stop the restart of the No. 2 reactor of the Shimane nuclear power plant hold up signs saying "The judiciary abandoned residents" and "Our voices did not reach it" on Wednesday in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, after a court dismissed their petition.
May 15, 2024
Court rejects petition to halt Shimane nuclear reactor
The court also dismissed residents' claim that evacuation plans for the 820,000-kilowatt unit in the prefectural capital of Matsue were inadequate.
Mitsuko Tottori became Japan Airlines’ first female CEO on April 1, having risen through the ranks as a flight attendant and heading the flight attendant and customer experience divisions.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 25, 2024
New JAL chief concerned about yen’s ‘excessive’ weakness
While a weaker currency helps spur inbound tourism, it is curbing demand for overseas travel for people in Japan, Mitsuko Tottori says.
Mitsuko Tottori (right), incoming president of Japan Airlines, speaks alongside Yuji Akasaka, the outgoing president, during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Japan Airlines names former flight attendant as first female president
Mitsuko Tottori, a senior managing executive officer who joined JAL in 1985, will become president from April 1, the firm said in a statement.
The prefectural and municipal governments of Osaka hold a meeting in the city on Dec. 14 to discuss offering a ride-hailing service at the 2025 Osaka Expo.
Dec 27, 2023
Local governments in Japan eye independent ride-hailing services
Some local governments are exploring the introduction of their own systems tailored to fit local circumstances, separate from the central government.
Students from Sakaiminato Comprehensive Technical High School sell crab soup on Sept. 16 at the Nakano Port Fishing Village Market in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture.
Dec 12, 2023
Japanese port striving to save commercial coastal fishing
Marine pollution, land reclamation and red tide have contributed to the practice's decline.
Travelers wait for the resumption of shinkansen services at Tokyo Station on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2023
Scores injured as Typhoon Lan passes through Japan
At least 64 people in eight prefectures in central to western Japan were reported to have sustained injuries, and 34 houses were damaged by the storm.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2023
The race to save the Japanese giant salamander
River infrastructure is causing the salamander's decline. To stop Japan from losing this rare species, conservationists are calling for an alternative vision of rural development.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2023
Woman, 49, on death row in Japan dies
Death-row inmate Miyuki Ueta, convicted of robbery and murder over the mysterious deaths of two men in Tottori Prefecture in 2009, died of suffocation, the Justice Ministry said Sunday.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2021
Around 330,000 told to evacuate as rain batters Sea of Japan coast
The Meteorological Agency warned of heavy rain and the risk of flooding and landslides across parts of Shimane and Tottori prefectures through Wednesday and Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
May 31, 2021
Japan citizens' groups take on 'period poverty' as municipalities shy away
A survey in the Chugoku region has found an alarming lack of support from local municipalities for handing out sanitary products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Apr 26, 2021
Japan's golf courses enjoy boost amid pandemic
Visitors to Chugoku's 109 courses topped 370,000 in March, an eight-year high for that month
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2020
Forestry still the most dangerous industry in Japan
Bereaved families of victims are calling for an overhaul of the industry's lax safety management and are turning to the courts for relief.
Japan Times
May 7, 2020
Schools reopen in some parts of Japan after pandemic shutdown
Mixed reactions from students and parents as schools in Tottori and Aomori prefectures reopen following April closures due to coronavirus concerns.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2020
Lack of aid guarantees divides prefectures over emergency business closures
The possibility of closures has prompted concerns that without financial guarantees from the central government, the impact could devastate local economies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 7, 2020
Local officials and residents fear influx from Japan's virus hot spots
With the number of novel coronavirus infections rising in Tokyo and other major urban centers, some concerned residents are fleeing to nearby prefectures where the number of cases is minimal.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2020
Cardboard and plastic: Tottori Prefecture goes low-tech to protect officials from COVID-19
In a nation famed for its cutting-edge robots and toilets, one prefecture is going defiantly low-tech in its effort to defend its officials against COVID-19.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2020
Tough training in high school forged Mongolian Ichinojo
One of the strongest sumo high schools in Japan is Tottori Johoku.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Feb 15, 2020
Free-range eggs from Tottori help crack regional revitalization
A queue of people snakes alongside a shiny glass cafe, with many resigned to a two-hour wait. Their goal: some simple yet famously fluffy pancakes. This could be a typical scene from the trendy Harajuku neighborhood in Tokyo. Except this cafe is surrounded by hills of luscious green, hidden in the small...
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2019
'Five shining stars' snow crab sells for world record ¥5 million in Japan
A snow crab caught off Tottori Prefecture sold for a record ¥5 million ($46,000) at auction, the local fisheries association said Thursday.
Oct 2, 2019
Japanese fishermen and officials enraged over North Korea's missile firing
Fishermen and officials voiced anger and anxiety over North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile on Wednesday that fell into waters where Japanese fishing boats operate.


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