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YUBARI

Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 25, 2020
Price of Hokkaido melons at season's first auction drops sharply
A pair of melons grown in the Hokkaido city of Yubari sold for ¥120,000 ($1,100) in the season's first auction on Monday, 2.4 percent of the price at last year's auction.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 24, 2019
Pair of Yubari melons fetch record ¥5 million at season's first auction in Hokkaido
A pair of specially grown hybrid melons cultivated in the city of Yubari, Hokkaido, fetched a record ¥5 million ($45,500) on Friday in the season's first auction.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 19, 2019
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival offers a world of fascination
Held annually from 1990, save for 2007 when its host town was facing financial difficulties, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival has become a little corner of Hokkaido where for four days in March the cinematically weird and wonderful can flourish.
JAPAN
May 26, 2018
Yubari melons fetch record ¥3.2 million at season's first auction
A pair of melons grown in Yubari, Hokkaido, fetched a record ¥3.2 million in the first auction of the season Saturday at a wholesale market in Sapporo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 26, 2016
Deserted Yubari tries creating new population nucleus in test case for Japan
A former coal-mining town in Hokkaido is taking unprecedented measures to combat its biggest challenge: a devastating shrinking of its population. Its success could decide the future for hundreds of other local governments waging the same battle for survival.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 26, 2016
Hokkaido melons fetch record ¥3 million at season's first auction
A pair of melons produced in the Hokkaido city of Yubari on Thursday fetched a record ¥3 million ($27,240) in the first auction of the harvest season at a Sapporo wholesale market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 12, 2014
Health care system needs a new diagnosis
In March 2007, the city of Yubari in Hokkaido became the first Japanese municipality to declare bankruptcy, letting loose a flood of media coverage characterized by expressions of sympathy for residents. Yubari's debt had reached ¥63 billion, the result, according to national press reports, of an inept,...
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2014
Maruha cuts food output in Hokkaido as demand drops over pesticide scare
Maruha Nichiro's frozen foods unit cuts output in Hokkaido as consumers shun its brands after pesticide was found in products made at its Gunma plant on Honshu.
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2013
Yubari posts 'debt clock' ticking off rehab
The city of Yubari, Hokkaido, which declared bankruptcy in March 2007 with debts of ¥35.3 billion, has posted a clock on its website to show the real-time liability balance and amount it has repaid.
EDITORIALS
Mar 11, 2007
Long road to rehabilitation
The announcement last June by Yubari, Hokkaido, a former coal-mining town now known for the Yubari brand of melon, that it had effectively gone bankrupt sent shock waves throughout the nation because many cities, towns and villages face a similar financial crisis. The city has adopted, and the government...

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