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March 26 (Renewables Now) - Japan Benex Corporation announced today it put into operation a 2.9-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Hokkaido prefecture. Benex Tomakomai Solar Port, as it is named, is located in a area of idle land in Tomakomai city. Tomakomai Solar is expected to generate more than 3 ...
Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) has spent a whopping 30 billion yen ($286 million) since fiscal 1999 to plug water leaks, replace rusted pipes and repair other deteriorations in the undersea Seikan Tunnel. However, the railway company is not content with just fixing the tunnel, which marked its 30th ...

Laying eyes on Lake Mashu, often considered Japan's most beautiful lake on the northerly island of Hokkaido, is not good luck. Usually enveloped in dense fog, legend has it that those who see Lake Mashu's surface beneath the mist will either a) not be able to marry until later in life, b) break up with their ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunThe Fisheries Agency plans to reduce next season's quota for small Pacific bluefin tuna that can be caught off Hokkaido and Kagoshima Prefecture effectively to zero, and greatly reduce the quotas for Iwate and Kochi prefectures, as these prefectures have significantly exceeded their ...
HOKKAIDO – It is midmorning and the sun is just warming the day as we approach the entrance to Lake Kussharo, in eastern Hokkaido. The water is cobalt blue, and the surrounding mountains mirror off the calm surface. The sun glistens off the water, too, forcing me to put on my sunglasses with building ...
As the Seikan Tunnel — a rail link between Honshu and Hokkaido — marked the 30th anniversary of its opening on Tuesday, better coexistence between shinkansen services and freight traffic remains a key challenge. At 53.85 km, the world's longest undersea tunnel connects the northern tip of Honshu ...

Club Med Tomamu officially opened its doors to guests late last year. This all-inclusive premium resort is Club Med's second on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The older Club Med Sahoro is located just half an hour away by car. As its name indicates, Club Med Tomamu is located near the hamlet of ...
Antonin Beurrier, chief executive of ADP International, the company's overseas unit, said in a briefing in Hong Kong that his company is in talks with Japanese trading houses, property developers and local Hokkaido companies to put together a group for a submission in a preliminary bidding round to be ...
Sushidokoro Keiran's special donburi topped with uni (sea urchin) and toro maguro (tuna belly). — Pictures by CK LimSAPPORO, March 11 — Hokkaido is a land of plenty. From the mountains to the sea, food is bountiful, fresh and utterly delectable. So what better way to explore this northernmost ...
At least one person has died as the worst blizzard in years hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Friday, causing delays in train operations and canceled flights across the region. A man working for a roadside assistance company and who went into a forest on foot trying to help a car stuck in the snow ...
SAPPORO -- Blizzards struck many areas of Hokkaido on March 1 due to a rapidly developed low pressure system, causing a bus accident that injured one student and temporarily isolating people at a sightseeing district on the Shiretoko Peninsula. In the town of Shari, a sightseeing bus carrying about 40 ...
Officials at Tomakomai Police Station in Hokkaido said that the three workers, employed by a roadside assistance firm in the prefectural city of Kitahiroshima, drove two vehicles toward the forest road where the NHK worker was stranded on March 1. However, they became stuck in snow in the Maruyama ...
Ramen Taka, which has four locations in Hokkaido and one in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, will open its first location outside of Japan here. Founder Hideki Sasaki hails from the town of Takasu, Hokkaido, located near the city of Asahikawa. The recipes draw upon Asahikawa-style ramen for both broth (which ...
A blizzard that hit Hokkaido killed a man who was attempting to help a car stranded in snow, as stormy weather disrupted transportation in various parts of the country. The road service company employee, who was in his 20s, went missing on Thursday night after travelling along a forest road in Tomakomai ...
SAPPORO – The severed head of a missing Sapporo woman has been found and two men are being held in connection with the case, the Hokkaido Prefectural Police said on Saturday. Tomonori Jin, 31, and Kotaku Hasegawa, 31, are suspected of abandoning the body of 19-year-old Yuri Miyoshi in a ...
The second volume of Haruki Murakami's A Wild Sheep Chase illustrates the protagonist and his girlfriend scouting for a location they saw in a photograph. Their surreal and elaborate quest takes them from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote snowy mountains of Hokkaido in northern Japan and one ...
It's -11C on a February afternoon and my road trip along the northeastern corner of Japan's vast Hokkaido island has led me to the small coastal town of Utoro. On the edge of the remote Shiretoku Peninsula and the entryway to the UNESCO-protected Shiretoku National Park, this isolated stretch is known ...

Two foreign nationals, possibly French, have gone missing at a ski resort in central Hokkaido, local police said on Thursday, adding they could not find the men at ski run areas. The two, who are in their 40s, have been staying at the Sahoro ski resort in the town of Shintoku from Sunday with family members ...
The herd had set off from the sea around Russia, their breeding site, and are migrating to the waters around Hokkaido in wintertime. “I did not expect to see that many Steller sea lions,” Saya Sasaki, 26, a nurse who came from Sapporo, said excitedly about the encounter, which occurred in late January.
Tokyo basked in sunshine on March 1 as the mercury headed toward a predicted 21 degrees in the afternoon, the average temperature for early May--but it was a very different picture in chilly Hokkaido. Stormy weather and snowfall were headed for Hokkaido, with up to 70 centimeters expected to ...
The Meteorological Agency warns that the prefecture's Sea of Japan side may experience the worst blizzard in several years. It is calling on people to refrain from going outside. A man in his 20s was confirmed dead on Friday after being found unconscious in the suburbs of Tomakomai. He was dispatched ...
HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested an 85-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his wife in Otaru City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 20). Sometime between Friday evening and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Takeo Sugawara, allegedly used a knife to slash the neck of his ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Irving Resources Inc. (CSE:IRV) (“Irving” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has received a full report on drone-based magnetic data from its 100% controlled Omu high-grade gold-silver project, Hokkaido, Japan. In mid 2017 ...
Chinese online sports lottery operator 500.com is wagering a total of $1.5 billion to bring an integrated resort to Hokkaido, Japan. 500.com punts $1.5B on Hokkaido integrated resort 500.com is the latest gaming operator to express interest in Japan's casino market as everyone awaits for parliament to pass ...
Unveiled at the opening ceremony are features including Japan's largest indoor wave pool, Mina Mina beach, open all year; four dining concepts including specialty restaurant Haku, which serves up farm-to-table yakiniku barbecue with local Hokkaido and Wagyu beef; and winter attraction Ice Village, ...
Heavy snow hit wide parts of the Sea of Japan coast as well as northern and western Japan, disrupting an pivotal day for the more than 582,000 applicants. The math and science exams are scheduled on the second and final day of testing on Sunday. Niigata and Fukui prefectures, as well as Hokkaido, ...
Here's some gouda news for you cheese lovers out there: Say Chiizu, Thailand's stretchiest Hokkaido-style cheese toast will be arriving on our shores this January. The takeaway kiosks will open in various locations include VivoCity, 313@Somerset, The Clementi Mall and White Sands Shopping Centre, ...
SHARI, Hokkaido--Drift ice came early to Utoro beach here, where the breathtaking winter phenomenon appeared about three weeks ahead of last year's start to the event. “It's amazing. I've never seen the drift ice arrive in January,” said Hiroki Matsui, 34, a photographer who captured the floating ice on Jan ...
A metal panel flew off a Japanese government plane Thursday while it was en route from Tokyo to Hokkaido, the Air Self-Defense Force said. The panel was one of several connecting the right wing to an engine of the Boeing 747, but operational safety was not affected, the ASDF said, adding there were no ...
She had a strong desire to visit areas with heavy snow, so she trekked to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. (Ying Yin) ... Yin trekked to Japan's coldest region, Hokkaido, the nation's northernmost island. Hokkaido lies less than 27 miles from Russia's Sakhalin island. (MORE: Niagara Falls is a Frozen ...
“With its snow-capped peaks, national parks and fresh mountain air, Hokkaido is a natural paradise for visitors – especially those from Asia's most crowded cities. So it is no surprise that the island is welcoming a rising number of international visitors, the vast majority of whom travel through New Chitose ...
We sure love our cheese toasts here in Singapore. That's why we're psyched for the arrival of Thai brand Say Chiizu, which will be setting up takeaway kiosks at not one but four malls from Jan 15 onwards. Known for its stretchy, Hokkaido-style cheese toast, the eatery sure knows how to pull Singaporeans ...
JAPAN's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) have agreed to study the feasibility of raising the maximum line speed in the world's longest undersea tunnel in a bid to reduce Tokyo - Shin Hakodate Hokuto journey times to less than four ...
Renewable Japan Co Ltd has completed a solar power plant with an output of about 3.86MW in Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido. The plant is scheduled to start to sell electricity later this month. The plant has 14,568 solar panels on 95,249.05 square meters of land. The plant is expected to generate about ...
Snowfall of up to 50cm is expected in areas in Hokuriku, and up to 40cm in many areas in Hokkaido and Tohoku, the JMA added. As at 2pm, weather warnings for snowstorms were in effect in Hokkaido and Yamagata, while blizzard warnings were in effect in six prefectures including Aomori in the north and ...
When Japan pops up in conversation, oftentimes either Tokyo or Kyoto are the topics top of mind. And while the attention for both is well deserved, there's so much more to the country than those two spotlight-grabbing cities. Enter Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's main islands. With agriculture as one ...
A government panel is warning of a “high possibility” that an earthquake the size of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake will strike the area south of Hokkaido within the next 30 years. The Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion, announcing the first revision in 13 years of quake predictions ...
Club Med has opened its latest 145-hectare outpost amid Hokkaido's ski mountain landscape. The resort boasts 341 rooms and suites, and facilities include two restaurants, two bars, an open-air onsen, Japan's largest indoor wave pool and a children's club. Guests have ski access to the slopes and can ...
A 21-year-old man, his 22-year-old sister and their 43-year-old mother were killed when the car they were in collided head-on with an RV in a tunnel in Shimukappu, Hokkaido, on Friday. According to police, the accident occurred at around 7 p.m. Friday in the Hobetsu tunnel, Fuji TV reported. Police said ...
It's just the second kiosk in Queensland and to celebrate, Hokkaido is giving out 100 free tarts between 4pm and 5pm. If you're yet to see the ...
Hokkaido Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TSE:9509) has an ERP5 rank of 10336. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts ...
The team behind Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts will launch a new venture on 16 December. Pafu will serve up a sweet, fluffy and light apple ...
Hokkaido is best known for two things: beautiful sceneries and, more importantly, unmatched food using freshest ingredients. Now you don't ...
TOKYO -- Unexpectedly large numbers of Pacific bluefin tuna have been winding up in nets set off Hokkaido, raising concerns that Japan will ...
KUSHIRO, HOKKAIDO – Poor catches for salmon and saury in the North Pacific have caused prices to spike across Japan as the year-end ...
SAPPORO – Two bus companies have started to sell unlimited ride passes for foreign tourists in the Tokachi area of Hokkaido. The passes ...
COM [Japan Reports] Nov 13, 2017 Hokkaido Port Celebrates 80 ... of its port opening Rumoi, a port city in central Hokkaido facing the Sea of ...
Sapporo, Nov. 13 (Jiji Press)–Two bus companies have started to sell unlimited ride passes for foreign tourists in the Tokachi area of Hokkaido, ...
When arrested at the scene, he told police he was suffering from a mental illness, Hokkaido Shimbun reported. "I wanted to end my life.
All things considered, the chief draw of Niseko — and Hokkaido in general — has to be the rugged natural surrounds and everything that ...


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