Tag - yamagata



Inspectors analyze saliva collected with test kits at SalivaTech.
JAPAN / Science & Health / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jan 8, 2024
Tohoku startup offers way to detect cancer early using saliva
SalivaTech's SalivaChecker is a test kit that provides high-precision analysis of around 10 types of salivary metabolites.
Blair Masters and Talisker Scott Hunter pose for a photo with their kei truck, nicknamed “KT,” outside Ebisu Circuit in Fukushima Prefecture.
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Nov 6, 2023
The little truck that could: A fresh way to tour Japan's north
Travelers have documented almost every corner of Japan. Perhaps a new kind of adventure would be doing those same journeys by different means.
A certified "kodomoen" kindergarten-nursery hybrid in the city of Yamagata that is subject to administrative disciplinary action
JAPAN / Society
Oct 4, 2023
Yamagata kindergarten-nursery to halt admissions after sex abuse claim
The city has taken administrative disciplinary action against the facility, which also says it is unable to secure enough day care teachers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 25, 2023
Colorful snow algae is blooming in Japan's alpine areas. What does this mean for climate change?
Scientists race to Mount Gassan to see how the algae might affect the natural balance in vulnerable ecosystems and potentially perpetuate warming.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 8, 2023
A long and winding visit to 'secret' Ubayu Onsen
Secluded and remote hot springs are yet another example of Japan"s deep bathing culture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants
Mar 12, 2023
Dewaya: Sansai cuisine worthy of a pilgrimage
Chef Haruki Sato prizes the freshest ingredients, even if that means digging them up in the dead of winter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 10, 2023
Japanese Ferrari designer's need for speed nets him suspended term
A court sentenced renowned industrial designer Kiyoyuki Okuyama to a suspended prison term for speeding last October in northeastern Japan in a Ferrari sports car model that he designed.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2023
Yamagata pins hopes on shinkansen tunnel, but faces roadblocks
Looming over the move are the harsh conditions of Itaya Pass straddling Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures, which is battered by heavy snow in winter.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
Two confirmed dead in landslide in Yamagata Prefecture
Police are trying to determine whether the two bodies found are those of a missing couple, but because the bodies were severely disfigured, it may take time to identify them.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2022
Two missing after landslide in northeastern Japan
Police requested that the Self-Defense Forces conduct search and rescue operations for the missing people who, according to some accounts, are in their 70s to 80s.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2022
Amid power outages, 17 dead after days of heavy snow in Japan
Some areas have seen almost a meter of snowfall in a 24-hour period, including the town of Oguni in Yamagata Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 10, 2022
Deep in Yamagata's mountains, rural artisans pull on history's threads
A spell of financial insecurity during the Edo Period gave rise to one of Japan's strongest textile traditions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 14, 2022
Tohoku fruit producers look to overseas markets for growth
With Aomori marketing its apples in India, and Yamagata pears breaking into East Asia, the products are seen as being key to increased exports.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
North Korean ICBM launch that triggered alert may have failed in-flight
North Korea fired off another barrage of missiles Thursday, including an apparent intercontinental ballistic missile that failed over the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2022
About 540,000 Japan residents told to evacuate after heavy rain floods homes and roads
Two bridges collapsed as heavy rainfall prompted East Japan Railway to suspend shinkansen services throughout the day between Fukushima and Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2022
Ryota Yamagata, Japan's fastest man, eyeing Paris after surgery
The sprinter, who captained Japan's delegation at the Tokyo Games, said his decision to have the knee operation was driven by a desire to make a "big leap" in his career.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2021
Japan university finds Alzheimer's drug effective in treating ALS
There are drugs that can slow the progress of the disease, but the new medicine could be the first to work on protein accumulated in the brain and spinal cord.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2021
Nour Eldin Sultan: ‘Listening and lending your support is the best thing you can do to help someone’
Nour Eldin Sultan came to Japan, fell in love with Yamagata Prefecture and ended up becoming the first Arab Muslim to be elected to a local prefectural assembly.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2021
What to watch on Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympics
On Friday, Japan's women's basketball team looks to book a spot in the gold medal game while action at National Stadium continues with the men's and women's 4x100-meter relays.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2021
Japan advances to men's 4x100 relay final at Tokyo Games
Shuhei Tada, Ryota Yamagata, Yoshihide Kiryu and Yuki Koike posted a season-best time of 38.16 to finish behind defending champion Jamaica.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation