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Japan Times
Oct 19, 2021
Chinese and Russian navies' Tsugaru Strait transit highlights growing defense ties
The sailing through the narrow strait separating Japan's main island and Hokkaido follows drills between the two nations in the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Nov 7, 2020
Dawn Club culinary group shines a light on Tsugaru’s traditional cuisine
Odds are you've never heard of Tsugaru, or its culinary history. But one group of farmers is trying to keep traditional dishes alive.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 30, 2018
Thawing out on the stove train through Tsugaru
In his 1944 semi-autobiographical "Return to Tsugaru," Japanese author Osamu Dazai (1909-48) revisits his native Tsugaru, a peninsula in northernmost Aomori Prefecture and, apart from praising its people, has mostly unflattering things to say about the place. Forty years later, British writer Alan Booth...
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LIFE / Travel
Sep 15, 2017
Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru
Cut off by the Ou Mountains to the south and far removed from any center of power, Aomori Prefecture's remote Tsugaru Peninsula was largely left to its own devices until the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603).
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2017
Enterprising Aomori apple farmer pivots to boutique hard cider
On a steamy June afternoon, the apple trees in the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture are laden with fruit. Now, the young apples are hard green spheres the size of golf balls, but come autumn they will be plump, sweet and ready for harvest.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2017
Oma coast fishermen dream of landing tuna jackpot
Every year, tuna hauled in at the small town of Oma in Aomori Prefecture, dubbed "black diamonds" for their value and color, make headlines as they fetch millions of yen at the Tsukiji fish market auction at the start of the year.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2016
73-year-old man completes 30-km swim from Honshu to Hokkaido
A 73-year-old man successfully completed a 30-km swim Wednesday between Honshu and Hokkaido, making him the oldest swimmer to achieve the feat.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2015
Osamu Dazai's travel guide 'Return to Tsugaru' is more concerned with people than place
In the northernmost reaches of Honshu, Japan's largest island, lies Tsugaru, an area isolated even from its neighbors in Aomori Prefecture, let alone the rest of Japan. As a celebrated author and son of Tsugaru himself, Dazai Osamu must have seemed the perfect choice for this 1944 volume in Oyama Shoten's...
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2015
One rescued from capsized ship, search under way for missing
The Japan Coast Guard rescues a crew member from a boat in the Tsugaru Strait between Hokkaido and Aomori nearly 15 hours after the vessel was found capsized.
Oct 13, 2014
Six Vietnamese sailors suspected of jumping ship off southern Hokkaido
Six Vietnamese sailors may have jumped off a Taiwanese fisheries ship in the Tsuruga Strait off southern Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard said late Sunday, prompting ships and aircraft to scour the area.
Dec 9, 2007
Japan's love affair with Oma's tuna
On Jan. 5, 2001, a 202-kg Pacific bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market auction for $173,000 ($860 per kilogram), making it the most expensive single fish transaction ever recorded.


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