Hokkaido ski hub sees tensions with residents from overseas

National Jul 19, 2019

Hokkaido ski hub sees tensions with residents from overseas

A growing number of complaints regarding an increase in foreign residents is straining relations in Niseko, an area in Hokkaido internationally known for its famous ski resorts. In the town of Kutchan, foreign residents make up over 10 percent of the population during winter. Tensions ...

'Tourism': Not quite the trip of a lifetime

Film Jul 10, 2019

'Tourism': Not quite the trip of a lifetime

by Mark Schilling

Taking a pleasure trip abroad used to be a big, once-in-a-lifetime event for the average Japanese. The No. 1 dream destination was Hawaii, since it was seen as glamorous and exotic, yet safe and familiar. A view of Diamond Head out the hotel window ...