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Rugby
Aug 27, 2019
Webb Ellis Cup trophy tour makes stop at Mount Fuji
The Webb Ellis Cup was carried to the summit of Mount Fuji on Tuesday as its tour around Japan ahead of the Sept. 20 Rugby World Cup opener continues.
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JAPAN
Aug 26, 2019
Falling stone kills climber on Mount Fuji
A woman in her 20s was confirmed dead after being hit on her head by a falling stone while climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, local police said Monday.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 29, 2019
World-class white wines in the shadow of Mount Fuji
Inside a 19th century silk merchant's house in Katsunuma, Yamanashi Prefecture, the three Aruga brothers are pouring several white wines in their timbered tasting room. All are made at their Katsunuma Jyozo Winery Co. under the Aruga Branca label from Japan's unique grape variety, Koshu, and all are...
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JAPAN
Jun 19, 2019
UNESCO lists Kobushi mountains spanning Tokyo and three other prefectures as biosphere reserve
UNESCO on Wednesday added the Kobushi mountain region, which straddles part of Tokyo and three other prefectures, to its list of biosphere reserves, Japanese officials said.
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JAPAN
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.
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JAPAN
Apr 26, 2019
Number of abandoned homes in Japan edges up to record high of nearly 8.5 million
Empty homes now account for 13.6 percent of Japan's housing stock, with the bulk of them concentrated in Yamanashi and Wakayama prefectures, government data show.
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JAPAN
Apr 9, 2019
Japan-U.K. ties get boost with gift of thousands of cherry trees for British schools and parks
Thousands of cherry trees will be planted across Britain to celebrate its relationship with Japan, with a high school becoming the first site to get one.
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JAPAN
Mar 7, 2019
Even Mount Fuji climbers who don't plan to push for the summit will be asked to pay up
Even hikers who have no intention of reaching the summit of Mount Fuji will be asked to make a donation of ¥1,000 for stepping foot on the country's highest mountain from this summer, local prefectures said Thursday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2019
Ruling bloc-backed candidate Kotaro Nagasaki wins Yamanashi gubernatorial election
Former House of Representatives member Kotaro Nagasaki won the Yamanashi Prefecture gubernatorial election Sunday with support from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 12, 2019
Old-fashioned wine techniques for a forward-looking region
In the countryside of Katsunuma, Yamanashi Prefecture, just north of Mount Fuji, a family-run operation has been making wine the old-fashioned way for almost 100 years: squeezing grapes by hand inside wooden presses.
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BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2018
Japanese winemakers look to boost global brand as EU trade deal brings opportunities and challenges
In Japan, Yamanashi is synonymous with wine.
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JAPAN
Dec 24, 2018
In Yamanashi wine country, ancient shrine offers good luck charms with a tipple twist
Shrines typically sell good luck charms to visitors, but those from a shrine in Yamanashi Prefecture come with a twist and are gaining popularity.
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JAPAN
Dec 17, 2018
Number of people living in flood-prone areas in Japan has risen 4.4% over 20 years, research shows
The number of households in areas designated as flood-prone by the central and local governments has soared 24.9 percent.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 18, 2018
21-year prison term upheld for ex-NHK reporter found guilty of raping three women
A high court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a former reporter for public broadcaster NHK to 21 years in prison for raping three women.
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JAPAN
Sep 20, 2018
'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan
Yoshimasa Higashihara, a 35-year-old worker at Japan Airlines Co., worked for half a day at a cafe while he was on vacation in Singapore this year, drafting documents for a corporate event that was scheduled to take place right after he returned from his vacation.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2018
Nine deaths and 28 injuries as summer leisure activities pick up pace
At least nine people died and 28 were injured across the nation Sunday during leisure activities on land and at sea, a tally shows.
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JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season
The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 7, 2018
Magazines indulge Japan's healthy obsession with staying spry
There has been a recent surge of articles in Japan's weekly magazines about diet, health and avoiding illnesses.
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2018
No indictments over 2012 fatal tunnel collapse in Japan
Public prosecutors on Friday decided not to indict any of the 10 people accused of professional negligence over the collapse of an expressway tunnel that killed nine people and injured three others in Yamanashi Prefecture in December 2012.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 23, 2018
Former Japanese chip plant gets new life as cutting-edge winery
A former semiconductor plant in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan's main wine-producing region, has made a fresh start as a winery, with the company's owner driven to explore a new industry by fierce competition from Asian tech rivals.

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