Basketball Dec 1, 2018

Utsunomiya to host 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final

by Ed Odeven

Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, has been chosen to host next year's FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, basketball's global governing body announced on Friday. The event is scheduled to be held Nov. 2 and 3, providing local fans with a glimpse of the halfcourt version of the ...

National Feb 5, 2017

Five die in Tochigi restaurant blaze

The bodies of five people were found after a blaze gutted a restaurant and residence early Saturday in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, police said. The blaze broke out at around 1:15 a.m. and was extinguished about three hours later. The police said they were unable to contact ...

Perfect match: Miyakon help singles connect

Lifestyle Nov 9, 2013

Perfect match: Miyakon help singles connect

by Jun Hongo

Despite being located almost a stone's throw from the historic town of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture and establishing itself as the gyōza capital of Japan, Utsunomiya was languishing in the economic doldrums for the much of the early 2000s. Nearly a decade later, the situation ...