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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 ...
Electronic address: holger.moch@usz.ch., Histopathology Core Facility, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, Niigata, Japan; Division of Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology, Niigata University Graduate school of Medical and Dental sciences, Niigata, Japan., Department of Pathology and Laboratory ...
The 29-year-old from Niigata Prefecture said she flashed back to a concussion she suffered in December at the World Cup that sidelined her a month, a rare admission by the usually bold skier. Since Sochi, Onozuka had placed herself under enormous pressure, feeling compelled to win back-to-back ...
The Russian Athletes, including medal favorites Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, are flying to the coastal Japanese city of Niigata to fine-tune their programs. Likewise, the Japanese women and ice dancers are heading home for a few days before returning to the Korean peninsula to compete.
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 ...
To satisfy low-volume demand, companies have started selling rice in plastic bottles or by the measure. Niigata and Iwate prefectures and other major rice-producing areas in Japan have developed new brands of rice. While such new rice brands, with added value, are relatively expensive, they can be sold ...
The habitat of the Japanese crested ibis, one of the nation's special natural treasures, is improving on Sado Island thanks to new technology for cleaning contact lenses. To let the birds feed on water creatures, farmers on the island in Niigata Prefecture have been leaving their rice fields submerged even ...

Finally he discovered that "Yukiwariso" ran for 199 installments in the Niigata Mainichi Shimbun and its successor, Niigata Nichi Nichi Shimbun (present-day Niigata Nippo), from June to December 1941. "Yukiwariso" is a novel written on about 800 pages of 400-character manuscript paper. Unlike most of ...
The extreme cold left around 20,000 households in Ishikawa and Niigata Prefectures facing the Sea of Japan with water shortages, or no supplies at all, due to frozen or burst pipes. In some areas, Self-Defense Force personnel delivered supplies to residents from water tank trucks. Officials said 10,000 or ...
Niigata - A spate of pipe ruptures caused by cold weather has disrupted the water supply for as many as 10,000 households on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture, local officials said Monday. At the request of the prefectural government, the Ground Self-Defense Force dispatched water trucks from its base ...
Niigata - Since the October 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, a vascular surgeon at Niigata University Medical & Dental hospital, has been conducting free checks for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), commonly known as economy-class syndrome, in quake-hit areas. While he ...
Thanks to social media, anyone can log in to twitter these days and comment on the fate of people who are stuck inside a stranded train from the comfort of their own homes. Is this what the world has become? Last week, several hundred commuters found themselves trapped inside an East Japan Railway ...
Kyoto - Osaka Gov. and Nippon Ishin no Kai leader Ichiro Matsui is suing Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama for allegedly damaging his honor through tweets that seemed to imply Matsui was a dictator. The comments were originally made last October, after a female high school student filed a suit against ...
He lives with his wife in Takamatsu village of Niigata Prefecture, where most residents are in their 60s or 70s, as the youngsters have left for big cities to seek fortune. Every winter, Koike and his wife have to be fully prepared for the heavy snow. "It often snows near my hometown in winter, so when winter ...
The city of Niigata, facing the Sea of Japan, has had 8 times the average snowfall for this time of year. More snow is forecast, particularly for areas along the sea of Japan. weather officials are warning of icy roads, avalanches and snow-related accidents. Officials of Ishikawa Prefecture say a 91-year-old ...
"It was judged that it would be alright to go forward," explains the public relations office of JR East's Niigata branch. However, after traveling for about 300 meters and less than one minute, the train stopped due to the substantial amount of snow lying in front of it. There was talk of trying to return the train to ...
As morning light broke around 4:30 a.m. on the JR Shinetsu Line in the "snow country" of Niigata Prefecture, passengers whose families had come to pick them up started to leave the train cars where they had spent the night, taking turns sitting down and otherwise looking after one another. They exited the ...
A local train with hundreds of passengers has been stranded by heavy snowfall for more than half a day in Niigata Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. East Japan Railway Company says the 4-car local train is stuck at a crossing in the city of Sanjo on its Shinetsu Line. It was bound for Nagaoka from ...
The central government could reduce grants to local governments in Niigata Prefecture by more than 1.2 billion yen (about $10.6 million) in total if the governor does not approve the restarts of two nuclear reactors. Tokyo is planning the decreases under revised regulations related to reactors that remain ...
Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama, who has said it will take "at least three to four years" before he can decide on whether to approve the restart of the reactors, issued a statement saying he wants to be briefed on the plan and "examine the outcome of the review." The two units are boiling-water reactors, the ...
The average value of losses from fraud slipped 26.3 percent to some ¥2.27 million per case. The largest financial loss was suffered by a woman in her 70s in the city of Niigata who was defrauded of about ¥220 million. Although the number of detected fraud cases took a downward turn following a record ...
18 after a powerful earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture in October, killing 40 people and forcing more than 100,000 others to be evacuated to shelters. After Princess Takamatsu, an aunt of the Emperor, passed away on Dec. 18, the announcement was further pushed back to Dec. 30, after her funeral.
Niigata, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--Niigata-based Ryūto Shinkō, the first Japanese company to train and dispatch geigi traditional female entertainers to event venues, has marked the thirtieth year since its establishment. Geigi, also known as geisha or geiko, working for the company perform dances and play ...
According to the Niigata Prefectural Board of education, at around noon on Jan. 5, the woman started to lose consciousness at her seat in the prefectural government building and was rushed to the hospital. She died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage -- bleeding between membranes in the brain -- three days ...
Niigata has opened North American headquarters for Niigata Machine Techno USA in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The company says the expansion reinforces its commitment to the U.S. market, which it entered in 1980. The centrally located headquarters is intended to support North American manufacturing ...
At just before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a staff member at Niigata Airport in Niigata City reported the discovery of boat floating about one kilometer from shore, according to a Coast Guard office, reports NHK (Dec. 5). According to the office, the vessel washed up against a wave-dissipating concrete blocks, the ...
Niigata (TR) - Niigata Prefectural police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the bodies of a man and his wife inside their residence in Shibata City, reports NHK (Dec. 4). At around 7:00 a.m. on Monday, the bodies of Torao Ando, 79, and his wife, 74-year-old Sumiko, were ...
A recent fair for the fish in the city of Ojiya in Niigata Prefecture was indicative of the fish's growing popularity, with many overseas buyers, hobbyists and members of the media in attendance to ogle the 900 or so nishikigoi on display. Exports of nishikigoi are rising. After totaling 1.84 billion yen in 2005, ...
This wind and the warm, dry air it carried are why fire crews, including many who arrived from Toyama, Nagano and towns further north in Niigata were unable to control the fire. On an ordinary day, the fire would have been quickly contained. This is not to say the cook was not negligent, simply that his ...
The separate company, Niigata Haitian Injection Molding Machine Co. Ltd., is equally owned by Japanese injection molding machinery maker Niigata and Ningbo-based Haitian and will "focus on the development of electric molding machine technology," Peter Gardner, vice president of sales and general ...
Niigata--A rebranding effort saved Yukari, a type of sugar-coated "arare" roasted rice cake sweet, from extinction. Meijiya, the last surviving producer of Yukari, which is unique to Niigata Prefecture, was contemplating closing up for good a few years ago. Mikio Kobayashi, 79, head of the Meijiya ...
Peach aviation Ltd has announced that as of March 1, 2018, it will open its Niigata - Osaka (Kansai) route. The opening of the Niigata route will be the first for a Japanese LCC. Peach will operate one daily flight to and from Niigata and Osaka (Kansai) daily. Representative Director and CEO Shinichi Inoue ...
Situated along Japan's scenic northwest sea coast, Niigata City is home to a rich variety of seafood in Japan. Aside from its geographical advantage of being close to the sea, Niigata also happens to be the largest global rice producer in Japan - the very rice that contributes to the lauded repute of the ...
Hasuike, now 60, and his wife, Yukiko, 61, were abducted to North Korea from the beach in the city of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, in July ...
After traversing up and down Japan, chef Oliver Lange of Zuma shares his favorite dishes and destinations in Niigata, the famed rice region.
7 reactors at Tokyo electric power Company Holdings, Inc.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture meet the country's nuclear ...
Niigata--For decades, Harunori Kojima has been demanding the return of Japanese abducted by North Korea out of remorse for helping to ...
7 reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture. TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa made the promise at a ...
The two reactors at the plant in Niigata Prefecture--the No. 6 and No. 7 units--are the first boiling-water reactors in Japan to clear the regulations ...
A BIZARRE cloud that looks like a huge snake in the sky has shocked residents in Japan. The tube-like cloud captured on camera above the ...


 

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