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A museum offering visitors a taste of the city of Aomori's famed Nebuta festival saw the number of Chinese group travelers paying for entry soar more than eightfold on the year in the nine months ended December. Regardless of where they are headed, many tourists are prepared to spend handsomely.
The firm is affiliated with rice and vegetable wholesaler Kawacho, which is based in the town of Oirase, Aomori Prefecture. The bottled rice is also available online, and is increasingly popular as gifts. The company aims to sell 150,000 bottles this year, up threefold from 2016. "We want our customers to ...

... a mountainous area of Hokkaido, killing four crew members. In August, an MSDF patrol helicopter crashed into the sea off Aomori Prefecture, killing three crew members. In October, an ASDF search and rescue helicopter crashed off Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, claiming the lives of four personnel.
While losses in five prefectures, including Aomori and Miyazaki, more than halved in 2017, both the number of fraud cases and the amount of financial damage increased in 16 prefectures, mainly in Tokyo, Kanagawa and other metropolitan areas, according to the NPA. While special fraud cases declined, ...
Aomori - Japan on Friday deployed its first F-35A stealth fighter at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture to respond to airspace incursions and conduct surveillance on North Korea. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to deploy nine more F-35As at the base in fiscal 2018 starting April to form a squadron of ...

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremors, which hit 64 miles (103 kilometres) north-east of the island of Honshu at a depth of 24 miles (40 kilometres.) It was the third ...
Aomori (TR) - Aomori Prefectural police have arrested a 69-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his wife at the residence they share in the town of Fukaura last week, reports Fuji News Network (Jan. 18). At around 8 p.m. on January 17, Yukio Yonaga allegedly used a knife to stab his wife, 69-year-old ...
"It is peculiar how forests have such an affect on us," observes Jersey-born photographer Alexander Mourant of his latest project Aomori, which was shot in Japan's ancestral forests. "As temporal dimensions crumble, objectivity leaves us. We are found in a still, oneiric state, contemplating our own ...
police in Fukaura, Aomori Prefecture, have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 69-year-old wife. According to police, the suspect, Yukio Yonaga, has admitted to stabbing his wife Teiko in the neck at their home at around 8 p.m. last Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. After stabbing ...
Kansai electric power Co. has denied reports earlier this week that it was planning to ship nuclear waste from its Fukui Prefecture plants to the town of Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, after the idea was opposed by Mutsu Mayor Soichiro Miyashita. "There is no truth to some media reports that our company has ...
MUTSU, Aomori Prefecture--The mayor here rejected and denounced Kansai electric power Co.'s reported intention to transfer spent nuclear fuel to an intermediate storage facility in the city. "That can never be allowed," Mutsu Mayor Soichiro Miyashita said at a news conference on Jan. 7. Miyashita, 38 ...
Kansai electric power Co. is considering transferring spent nuclear fuel stored in its three nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture to an intermediate storage facility in Aomori Prefecture, sources said on Jan. 6. KEPCO had promised to move the fuel outside the prefecture when the Fukui prefectural government ...
police in Aomori City on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 45-year-old mother at their home. According to police, Kyo Sasaki stabbed his mother Megumi in the chest at around 11 p.m. Monday night, Fuji TV reported. At 11:20 p.m., Sasaki called 110 and said he had stabbed his ...
By Tomohiro Kitamura / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterAOMORI -- Heavy snowfall hit in November, which is rare for Aomori Prefecture. Walking outdoors that day meant experiencing a cold that went deep into your bones, even if you wore a coat. the weather made people there feel winter was finally coming ...
The Japan Coast Guard has confirmed the presence of 4 bodies on a wooden boat that was found capsized off the coast of the northern prefecture of Aomori. The ship was spotted in the Tsugaru straits about 500 meters from Sai Village last Friday. The Coast Guard towed the ship to a nearby port for an ...
HACHINOHE, Aomori -- Elementary school children here released five small boats into the Pacific Ocean on the morning of Dec. 20, in the hope that they might eventually reach the western U.S. State of Oregon. Driven by a desire to deepen interaction between Hachinohe and Oregon through monitoring ...

Aomori Prefecture placed last for both men and women when the latest report of average life expectancy in each of Japan's 47 prefectures was released by the health ministry last week. On the list, compiled every five years, Aomori has remained rock bottom since 1975 for men and since 2000 for women.
The lowest figure for both sexes was recorded in the prefecture of Aomori, where men live 78.67 years on average and women 85.93 years. The difference between the highest and lowest average life expectancies across the nation shrank to record lows for both men and women, at 3.11 years and 1.74 ...
Aomori (TR) - Aomori Prefectural police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the stabbing death of his mother at their residence in Aomori City on Monday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 2). At just past 11 p.m., Kyo Sasaki, a company employee, allegedly used a knife to stab his mother, 45-year-old ...
The Japanese Defense Ministry said the missile had fallen into the sea in Japan's exclusive economic zone, 250 kilometers west off the coast of Japan's Aomori Prefecture. Experts say it was an utterly new missile capable of covering a distance of up to 13,000 kilometers. Thus, the entire United States' ...
... Rebellin's new contract, and what ended goalscoring goalkeeper's pro cycling dream?... HOY Aomori (via Evans Cycles).jpg. Last Updated: 04/12/2017 ... What goes into designing and making a bike? Sir Chris Hoy and bike designer James Olsen reveal the process behind the design of the HOY Aomori.
Five years ago, GINZA 300BAR decided to cultivate homegrown organic herbs for use in food and drinks in its bars through an arrangement with Tohoku Bokujo, the group company's farm in Aomori Prefecture. The homegrown organic mint harvested there has been used in the mojitos since 2013.
police in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 35-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 62-year-old mother at their home. According to police, the suspect, Hisashi Mizuki, stabbed his mother Etsuko in the back with a kitchen knife, while she was in the living room at around ...
Equis Energy has commissioned three solar projects totalling 47.5MW in capacity at Shichinohe Town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Equis, the largest renewables IPP in Asia, was recently acquired by US-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and co-investors for US$5 billion. The new ...
Aomori (TR) - Aomori Prefectural police have arrested a 35-year-old man in the killing of his mother in Hirosaki City on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 22). At around 6:30 p.m., Hisashi Mizuki allegedly used a kitchen knife to fatally stab his mother, 62-year-old Etsuko, in the back in the living ...
Mt Hakkoda is a range of dormant volcanoes in central Aomori where alpine plants, swamps, marshes and virgin forests co-exist in perfect harmony. During the fall foliage viewing season, the mountain comes to life with a beautiful patchwork of coloured leaves, which is best enjoyed from above with a trip ...
Aomori - Small amounts of radioactive cesium were detected on a glove of a worker at an nuclear facility in Aomori Prefecture last month, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. said Thursday. However, as the worker was not himself exposed to any radiation and none was recorded outside the building, it is believed ...
Fukuoka, with a population of around 1.57 million, is the first government ordinance-designated city to carry out such an exercise. A similar J-Alert drill was conducted in the town of Fukaura in Aomori Prefecture in October. Although the emergency news alerts clearly stated in Japanese and English that it ...
She placed fifth in the Japan National Championships held last June 24 in Hasikami, Aomori Prefecture. Nakahara's foe, Wong, has an impressive credential after winning the gold medal in the 2007 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark and silver in the Asian Cycling Championships in ...
Five years ago, GINZA 300BAR decided to cultivate homegrown organic herbs for use in food and drinks in its bars through an arrangement with Tohoku Bokujo, the group company's farm in Aomori Prefecture. The homegrown organic mint harvested there has been used in the mojitos since 2013.
Tokyo -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 jolted northeastern Japan on Friday night, while no tsunami warnings were issued ...
A junior high school attached to Aomori Prefectural Sanbongi High school in the northern city of Towada also plans to cancel its school trip to ...
Photo/Illutration A member of a Defense Ministry accident investigation committee in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, on Sept. 7 explains how an ...
We visited Aomori Yamada high school, known for its strong sports program and world-class alumni Athletes, to look in on one of its most ...
police have arrested an unemployed 23-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 50-year-old mother at their apartment in Goshogawara, Aomori ...
A 59-year-old elementary school teacher in nearby Aomori Prefecture said he heard an "eerie" howl over the community's disaster radio ...
Three Japanese servicemen are missing after a Maritime Self-Defense Force chopper apparently crashed late Saturday off Aomori Prefecture.
The two universities will compare the results with data taken from similar surveys in Aomori Prefecture, which has the shortest life expectancy in ...
Aomori - Hundreds of Japanese parents grieving over the loss of their children have been finding solace in sending dolls in wedding attire to ...
Shares of Aomori Bank Ltd (TYO:8342) last traded at 391JPY, representing a move of -0.26%, or -1JPY per share, on volume of 26,000 shares.
... offering a dinner buffet with 100 percent organic and pesticide-free vegetables, eggs and chicken from Aomori Prefecture's Tohoku Bokujo.
Aomori -- The Aomori Nebuta Festival, an annual summer event designated as an important intangible folk cultural asset, kicked off here on ...
technology is playing its part at Hirosaki Park in Aomori, north Japan, providing cruise visitors the opportunity to experience the destination in ...
The passing of Kimora means that a by-election will now be held in his constituency in Aomori Prefecture in October. A native of Fujisaki in ...
Aomori Prefecture, where Misawa AB is located, is northernmost prefecture on mainland Japan. The area is famous for its production of apples ...
Going to shoot the Nebuta Festival in Aomori city, which is world famous, and then going deeper into the prefecture and discovering the ...
INAKADATE, Aomori Prefecture--Thirteen varieties of rice cleverly planted in seven colors yielded a spectacular open-air artwork at a paddy ...
... by Chinese government vessels into the area, two Chinese Coast Guard ships briefly entered Japanese waters Monday off Aomori Prefecture, ...
Aomori (TR) - Aomori Prefectural police on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly brandished a knife during a robbery of a ...


 

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