National / Crime & Legal Dec 14, 2018

Four unaccounted for after house fire in Toyama

Four people are unaccounted for following a fire early Friday that destroyed a house in Toyama Prefecture, local police and firefighters said. The fire broke out at about 3:20 a.m. at the two-story wooden house of Hiroshi Miyazaki, 86, in the city of Tonami. Of the ...

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

Lifestyle Jun 9, 2018

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

by Mio Yamada

In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...