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LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Nov 6, 2021
On the slopes of Yamanashi, Domaine Mie Ikeno puts nature in a bottle
The first woman to establish a domaine in Japan, vintner Mie Ikeno cut her teeth in France before returning to carve out her own niche (and producing some highly sought-after wines).
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 24, 2021
The time is ripe to bring hops back to Yamanashi
Dave Prucha is bringing domestic hop production, perfect for use at craft beer microbreweries, to his Obina Hops farm.
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Oct 8, 2019
Three workers burned while inspecting under-development maglev train in central Japan
Three people sustained burns Monday during inspection work on a maglev train line under development in Yamanashi Prefecture, police said.
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Jun 14, 2019
'Naruto' ninja-themed area to open at amusement park at base of Mount Fuji
The operator of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the foot of Mount Fuji will open a new area themed on the smash-hit "Naruto" ninja anime series on July 26, giving visitors a chance to explore the character's world in the shadow of Japan's highest peak.
May 15, 2017
Hiker awaiting Yamanashi chopper rescue fatally struck by debris possibly dislodged by rotors
A man who requested air rescue from a mountainous area in Yamanashi Prefecture was fatally struck Sunday by stones and tree debris possibly dislodged by the hovering chopper's prop wash, local police said.
Japan Times
May 1, 2017
Jewelers in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture boosting sales in Asia
Small and medium-size jewelry makers in Yamanashi Prefecture are expanding their sales in other parts of Asia on the back of growing demand, with their techniques and designs hailed widely in China and elsewhere in the region.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 6, 2017
Ex-NHK reporter issued fresh arrest warrant over third case of rape
A former NHK reporter charged in two rapes was served a fresh arrest warrant Thursday on suspicion of committing a third, police said.
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Dec 26, 2016
Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment
A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan's leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells.
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Apr 16, 2014
Yamanashi grape crop resilient after snow
Grape growers in the city of Yamanashi, hit hard by record snowfalls in February, harvested the year's first crop of Delaware grapes Wednesday.


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