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Toyama Gov. Hachiro Nitta speaks during an interview in Beijing last week.
May 21, 2024
Amid chilled national ties, regional Japan and China exchanges continue
According to a Japanese source based in China, about 60 governors and mayors from Japan visited China in the previous fiscal year, which ended in March.
Travel agency workers in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, take calls Tuesday for reservations for a government-subsidized tourism discount campaign.
Mar 12, 2024
How to get discount reservations for Hokuriku trips
The campaign is aimed at revitalizing the tourism industry in the region amid cancellations and a decrease in tourists following the Noto earthquake.
Homes destroyed in the New Year's Day earthquake line a road in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on March 3.
Mar 9, 2024
Reservations open for subsidized trips to areas hit by Noto quake
Tours to Niigata, Toyama and Fukui prefectures sold out on a host of websites soon after the start Friday, displaying robust demand for the campaign.
It doesn't snow everywhere in Japan, but when it does, it falls in blankets that must be cleared away, sometimes through unexpected means.
Feb 4, 2024
Rural Japan’s snow removal solutions range from cute to curious
Outside of Tokyo, cities that get a significant volume of snow tend to have better ways of dealing with it than the capital.
A damaged sake store in the town of Himi, Toyama Prefecture, following a major earthquake on Monday
JAPAN / First person
Jan 4, 2024
How Japan's violent New Year's quake felt in Toyama
What it feels like to be near a quake that shifts a house left and right, forward and backward.
Mysteriously suspended on the water of the Fugan Canal in Kansui Park, Hiroko Kubo’s “Mountain Dogs” (2023) are made from materials that reflect the industries of Toyama.
Oct 7, 2023
An introspective Go For Kogei turns its attention to Toyama
The craft-art festival focuses on the historically industrial city to explore the Hokuriku region's crafts in an urban setting.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Local politician dies as torrential rain sweeps Sea of Japan coast
The Meteorological Agency alerted residents to be wary of mudslides, flooding in low-lying areas and of rivers bursting their banks.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 24, 2023
Airbnb’s newest venture is in Japan’s most hidden village
Airbnb has partnered with one rural family to offer two lucky guests a free two-night stay in their traditional thatch-roofed home.
Mar 18, 2023
Teenage girl arrested after saying she strangled man in central Japan
The 17-year-old has admitted to killing 21-year-old Kazuki Izumoto, saying she 'strangled' him to death, according to the police.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Son revives legendary mountain trail to fulfill father's dying wish
The Ito Shindo trail has been dubbed 'the last frontier of the Northern Alps' and links Toyama and Nagano prefectures.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Flu epidemic declared in Tokyo and five other prefectures
Japan did not experience a flu season over the past two years and the number of people with immunity is believed to have fallen significantly.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2022
Lodge owner turns to artists in fight to protect environment
Jiro Ito started the program two years ago, prompted by his concern that the concept of environmental protection has yet to take hold in Japanese society.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 27, 2022
Toyama puts itself on Japan’s map of sustainable tourism
From traditional architecture and local folk crafts to impressive temples and a luxury hotel, Toyama's rural Tonami Plain is rich with culture.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2022
Exports of sanctions-exempt used vehicles to Russia surge
Toyama Prefecture, which has long been a hub for exports of vehicles across the Sea of Japan to the Russian port of Vladivostok, has seen a particular surge in shipments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 29, 2022
Former Komeito lawmaker Kiyohiko Toyama convicted of illegally brokering loans
Toyama was found guilty of receiving payments in return for helping secure loans from Japan Finance Corp. even though he was not licensed to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2022
Former Komeito lawmaker pleads guilty to illegal loan brokering
Kiyohiko Toyama is accused of receiving a fee in return for helping to secure loans from Japan Finance Corp. even though he was not licensed to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 29, 2021
Former Komeito lawmaker charged with illegal loan brokering
A former lawmaker of Komeito and three others were indicted Tuesday for illegally mediating public loans to companies.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants 2021
May 29, 2021
L’evo: Destination dining that’s worth the journey
Chef Eiji Taniguchi's “avant-garde regional” cuisine showcases the best of Toyama Prefecture's seasonal ingredients and local artisans.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2021
Former SDF member sentenced to life in prison over fatal Toyama attack
Keita Shimazu killed an officer in a police box in 2018 before using the officer's gun to shoot dead a security guard at a nearby school.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2021
Case of hives reported in one patient following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan
No serious side effects have been reported in the wake of the nation's vaccination rollout that began Wednesday.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals