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Sapporo: Famous for its snow, but a delight in green

Travel Feb 23, 2018

Sapporo: Famous for its snow, but a delight in green

by Melissa Devaughn

Sapporo balances a vibrant city feel with the quieter reprieves of lush parks, dense forests and meandering trails that speak to Hokkaido's nature-centric reputation. One minute you're fighting crowds at a fish market and the next you're listening to birds chirping in the Japanese ...

Natural strategies to cope with winter

Environment | WILD WATCH Feb 7, 2015

Natural strategies to cope with winter

by Mark Brazil

Jan. 19 is officially the coldest day of winter. Called daikan (major cold), the day coincided with some truly bitter weather in northern Japan this year. The mercury plummeted to minus 27.3 in Furano, central Hokkaido, and minus 31.3 in Esashi in the southwest, ...

Business Nov 1, 2013

Hokkaido asked to use 6% less electricity this winter

The government said Friday it wants households and companies in Hokkaido to cut electricity usage by more than 6 percent from the fiscal 2010 level to ride out another winter without nuclear power. It is the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis started ...