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But unlike those farm hands, applicants seeking to work in the special zones will need to have at least a year of agricultural experience. A government council on Friday will choose special zones in Niigata, Kyoto and Aichi prefectures as the first to accept skilled foreign farmers, with a view to scaling up the ...

YUZAWA, Niigata Prefecture--A ski resort here is offering customers a portable device that can quickly locate skiers and snowboarders for possible rescue operations if they become stranded outside the designated areas. The Trek Track system has been in use at the Kagura Ski Resort since January, and it ...
NIIGATA (TR) – Niigata Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a murder-suicide after the bodies of three persons were found in a residence in the village of Sekikawa on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 8). At around 5 p.m., police working off a tip found the bodies of ...
The bodies of a 72-year-old man, his 71-year-old wife and his 95-year-old mother have been found at their farmhouse in Sekikawa village, Niigata Prefecture, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. According to police, the bodies were identified as Muneo Togashi, his wife Kazui and his mother Matsu ...
There were celebrations at Niigata Airport to mark the inaugural Peach Aviation service from Osaka Kansai on 1 March. The Japanese LCC will operate its latest domestic link, and first service to Niigata, with daily A320 flights. There is currently no direct competition on this 525-kilometre airport pair.
For the last decade, students from Musashino Art University in Tokyo have headed north to Niigata each fall to create wonderful sculptures with the leftover rice straw. These golden artworks, made by piecing patches of braided straw over a wooden frame, can be seen on display at the annual Wara Art ...
In Niigata Prefecture, a 90-year-old farmer was found dead in the city of Tokamachi in the morning after apparently falling into a snow-covered drain. A 62-year-old woman was also found to have drowned inside a drain in the city of Nagaoka after going out to shovel snow, according to local police.
Niigata Machine Techno USA Inc.'s new N. American headquarters is now open in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The facility will support North American manufacturing with a full line of Niigata horizontal machining centers and parts, applications engineering, technical service, and support. Niigata established ...
Now that building a pond in a home garden is a declining tradition in Japan, more than a half of the Nishikigoi put on the market by Japanese producers were bought by overseas buyers, according to All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association headquartered in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture. The government of ...


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