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A graduate student of Tottori University was killed in a traffic accident when he was heading by car for a medical center where he worked part time after taking part as a member of a surgery team all night at Tottori University Hospital. His family filed a suit with the Tottori District Court, which ruled in 2009 ...
The first teaser for EXO-CBX's new reality show "Travel the World on EXO's Ladder" (literal title) has been revealed! See Also: 15 Celebrities Who Hate Cucumbers. It starts out with Baekhyun doing an impersonation of Lee Jung Jae's character while introducing the group's new show that covers ...

YONAGO, Tottori Prefecture--A new sightseeing train will allow travelers to take in beautiful views of the Sea of Japan, Mount Daisen and Lake Shinjiko and enjoy the charms of the Sanin region. Ametuchi, consisting of two cars that accommodate up to 59 passengers, will make one round trip per ...
SouthTrade International has added four new international whisky brands to its portfolio, as it looks to make the most of the significant growth in Australia's super-premium whisky category. The company has added Indian whiskies, Paul John and Rampur, as well as Japanese whiskies Kurayoshi and Tottori ...
This is Shigeru Ishiba. He was previously Japan's Minister of Defense. But here he is dressed as Majin Buu from Dragon Ball. Ishiba recently appeared at the opening ceremony for the Enkei Gekijou Kurayoshi Figure Museum in Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture. Error loading player: No playable sources ...
Last week, the Niigata and Tottori prefectural assemblies called investigations into the matter insufficient thus far. They warned that representative democracy was imperiled by the Finance Ministry's decision to delete information in the official documents, including a reference to Akie Abe in which she was ...

Jiji PressTOTTORI (Jiji Press) — A UH-1 utility helicopter of the Ground Self-Defense Force made an emergency landing at Yonago airport in Tottori Prefecture on Thursday morning. No one was injured in the incident. The GSDF is checking the aircraft to determine the cause of the emergency landing.
The helicopter was responding to a call to douse a mountain fire in neighboring Shimane Prefecture, officials at the Tottori Prefectural Government said. The dual-use airport, located in the city of Sakaiminato, also houses the Air Self-Defense Force's Miho Air Base. Commercial aircraft also use it, according ...
TOTTORI--A wooden doll with a Buddhist face that would take the blame for disasters has been unearthed in this western city. The human-shaped piece of wood is probably a “hitogata,” or "scapegoat doll," which was used in purification ceremonies or other arcane Shinto rituals. The dolls could, for ...
TOTTORI--"Pokemon Go" players will no longer be allowed to search for the virtual creatures near a pond of the famed Tottori Sand Dunes, where they may have nearly stomped out a real-life beetle species. Access to an area of 3,500 square meters around a pond called "oasis" in the dunes will be ...
Those who enjoy Japanese history, kimono or dolls will recognize juni-hitoe, the 12-layered kimono worn by ladies at the imperial court during the Heian Period (794-1185) and still used by imperial ladies for special ceremonies, such as their own weddings or the enthronement of the emperor. Many of the ...
This includes areas off Ishikawa and Tottori Prefectures, and Kyoto Prefecture's Tango Peninsula. He says authorities need to look at measures to prevent the kind of devastation inflicted on northeastern Japan -- a disaster that people simply didn't anticipate. Abe says residents could be advised to evacuate ...
Japanese drug major Astellas Pharma (TYO: 4503) has entered into the global exclusive licensing agreements with Tottori University on development/commercialization of immunostimulating gene-loading oncolytic virus. Oncolytic virus exerts antitumor effect on tumor cells by selectively proliferating in ...
TOTTORI – A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after falling from the back of a small truck driven by another 14-year-old boy in the city of Tottori, police said. The vehicle apparently hit a curb shortly before dawn, but no other cars were involved in the accident, the police said, adding that the driver and a ...
Rice planting is expected to expand in the northeastern prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Akita and Fukushima and the western prefectures of Tottori and Yamaguchi, but shrink in the eastern prefecture of Chiba, the western prefectures of Osaka, Wakayama and Kochi and the southwestern prefecture of ...
TOTTORI--A project here is brewing brightly colored sake products to promote the Tottori Prefecture specialty to the world. Five entities are involved: Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., based in Sakaiminato in the prefecture; Brilliant Associates, a company based in the prefectural capital of Tottori; Nido, ...
TOTTORI--Tourism officials here are making a wish upon a star in a bid to attract sky-watchers to this prefecture known for its sand dunes. The prefectural assembly in December approved an ordinance to prohibit searchlights and laser devices from encroaching on the star-lit skies. It will go into force in April ...

TOTTORI – An ordinance that bans the use of searchlights and laser beams, aimed at protecting starry nights for tourists and residents, was enacted Thursday in Tottori Prefecture in what appears to be the first of its kind at a prefectural level. The ordinance, adopted by a majority vote at the Tottori ...
TOTTORI – The Tottori Prefectural Police put retired yokozuna Harumafuji through a second round of voluntary questioning Saturday in connection with his assault on a lower-ranking sumo wrestler in October. The second session will be used to make their final confirmation of what happened, before ...
Shortly after I posted a picture on Instagram from the sand dunes of Tottori on the west coast of Japan, a friend from Brooklyn commented, “Where is this?” The subtext: This could not possibly be Japan, right? With its steep hills of creamy golden sand and vast expanses ruffled into scalloped patterns by the ...
Located in the Tottori Prefecture on Japan's Honshu island, the Tottori Sand Dunes are the largest sand hills in Japan; specifically, these golden dunes stretch nine miles from east to west, and are little more than a mile wide. At their tallest, the hills are about 165 feet, which makes climbing them no easy ...
This “clean center” garbage incineration plant in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, provides over half of the energy that Local Energy Corp. needs. 2:13 pm, March 03, 2018. By Hiroko Kono/Yomiuri Shimbun Senior WriterThe shift toward local generation and consumption of energy is spreading across Japan. This localized ...
It shows Chen, Xiumin, and Baekhyun posing somewhere in Tottori while holding what seems to be tickets. EXO's World Trip On A Ladder will premiere via the mobile app Oksusu on May 21. It will be available weekdays at 10 a.m. KST starting on May 21. Reports indicate that it will also air on xtvN. Japan
On a recent visit, a smooth pilsner from Daisen G Beer in Tottori Prefecture stood out from the pack, while the Preston Brown Ale was as flat as the Netherlands, though this was probably more to do with how it was pumped than the beer itself. The extensive beer lineup is complemented by a generous food ... Japan
... the company turned its eyes on domestically farmed coho salmon — although the meat was initially too soft to be served as sashimi. Nippon Suisan overcame that problem by firming up the meat with salt at low temperatures. Also, because the coho salmon are raised off Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, ... Japan
The accessibility and benefit of the airport will be introducing in the stand promoting 10 prefectures consisting of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama, Fukui, Mie, Tokushima, and Tottori. In addition, Osaka Kansai Railway Inbound Promotion Council will introduce the well-developed railway ... Japan
Romy and Ben both toured with YTV to Ireland and Cape Breton. Romy just recently returned from a musical tour in Tottori, Japan with YTV. There will be refreshments for sale, as well as CDs, raffle tickets, and other fundraising items. Admission is by freewill donation. Ben and Romy will be joined by Young ... Japan
13 single-seat constituency and Tottori Prefecture's No. 1 district. This is the 14th verdict among the 16 suits filed with high courts and high court branches, including those launched by a different lawyer group, and the 13th to have found the election constitutional. Nagoya High Court is the only court to rule ... Japan
Being particular about the chicken it uses, the restaurant chooses Daisen chicken produced in Tottori Prefecture. “Omuraisu,” where chicken rice is wrapped inside an omelet, is also popular. The dish entered the menu when regular customers said they wanted to enjoy chicken rice and an omelet at the ... Japan
The decision to combine Shimane and Tottori constituencies, and Tokushima and Kochi districts — with only one member elected from each — in the 2016 election was made after the Supreme Court ruled that the gap in the value of voters in the 2013 race — which reached a maximum of 4.77 to 1 — was ... Japan
The founding members of the group are Hyakusenrenma Inc., a Sendai-based minpaku broker, Nokyo Tourist Corp., JA Tourism & Communications — an arm of the Japan agricultural cooperatives, or JA, group — and Jiji Press. Tottori Gov. Shinji Hirai chairs its executive board. The association plans to ... Japan
Mount Daisen in Tottori Prefecture is the largest mountain in the Chugoku region of western Honshu. An isolated peak with views over the Sea of Japan, the mountain stands at 1,729 meters and gets plenty of snow in the winter, making it one of the preferred destination for skiers and boarders living in ... Japan
Located to the west of Kyoto, Tottori Prefecture is not a massive draw in a country that is filled with beguiling attractions. The region is probably best-known for its sand dunes – which are the largest in Japan – and a sand sculpture museum. But, Tottori is hoping to add another allure for travellers by taking ... Japan
TOTTORI--Tourism officials here are making a wish upon a star in a bid to attract sky-watchers to this prefecture known for its sand dunes. The prefectural assembly in December approved an ordinance to prohibit searchlights and laser devices from encroaching on the star-lit skies. It will go into force in April ... Japan
Discover a stunning world of remote mountains infused with thousands of years of Japanese spiritual beliefs when exploring barely-touristed Tottori Prefecture. The ancient shrines and temples, local myths, and hiking paths of Mt. Daisen and Mt. Mitoku revealed long forgotten Japan. Explore these sacred ... Japan
While drinking in a bar in the city of Tottori, western Japan, in the early hours of Oct. 26, Harumafuji repeatedly beat Takanoiwa in the face with an open hand and also hit him on the head with a karaoke machine remote control several times, causing Takanoiwa to suffer wounds that required about 12 days ... Japan
In the incident, the former yokozuna, who is from Mongolia, assaulted Takanoiwa, also a Mongolian, over drinks in Tottori. Harumafuji retired from the professional sumo world in late November to take responsibility for the incident. The association also sees as a problem Takanohana's refusal of repeated ... Japan
Takanohana was faulted for not reporting the assault of Takanoiwa by then yokozuna Harumafuji to the JSA even though Takanohana was the director in charge of the sumo circuit tour during which the beating occurred. He did report the assault to Tottori prefectural police. Takanohana was also criticized ... Japan
A university in Japan has found a former professor guilty of falsifying and altering images in four published papers, including a 2014 paper about stem cells. On Dec. 15, Tottori University announced the results of its misconduct investigation, in which the cancer researcher, Miura Norimasa, confessed to ... Japan
Expect four kilograms of Tottori wagyu featuring different body parts such as prime rib, tenderloin, brisket and tongue served with Kinu Musume rice from the same prefecture underneath. Tottori wagyu recently won 'best quality beef' at the 11th National Competitive Exhibition of Wagyu, also commonly ... Japan
Jiji Press TOTTORI (Jiji Press) — Public prosecutors filed a summary indictment against former yokozuna Harumafuji on Thursday for assaulting and injuring junior wrestler Takanoiwa in late October. The Tottori District Public Prosecutors Office stopped short of seeking a trial after examining the extent of ... Japan
The project launched with Tottori Prefecture and ANA group drew on knowledge of local experts, including Tottori City, the Association for the Promotion of Tottori Airport, and the Tottori and Inaba Tourist Network. To start off, a sightseeing and cultural experience tour, especially designed for foreigners, was ... Japan
CORNWALL — Romy Munkres enjoys marching to her own tune, which last month led her from her native Addison County to the Japanese prefecture of Tottori. There, she and four other Vermont youths spent nine days performing traditional American music for their Japanese peers at a major art festival. Japan
TOTTORI – An ordinance that bans the use of searchlights and laser beams, aimed at protecting starry nights for tourists and residents, was enacted Thursday in Tottori Prefecture in what appears to be the first of its kind at a prefectural level. The ordinance, adopted by a majority vote at the Tottori ... Japan
TOTTORI – The Tottori Prefectural Police put retired yokozuna Harumafuji through a second round of voluntary questioning Saturday in connection with his assault on a lower-ranking sumo wrestler in October. The second session will be used to make their final confirmation of what happened, before ... Japan
With its steep hills of creamy golden sand and vast expanses ruffled into scalloped patterns by the wind, Tottori evokes a scene out of the Sahara. There are even camels to ride. Although these dunes are not the largest in Japan (those are in Aomori, in the north, and used for military exercises), the sand ... Japan
From London, across Europe and Russia and South Korea, to Sakaiminato port in sleepy Tottori Prefecture, my boyfriend had stuck around. Japan
Canadian Solar said that the Tottori plant used 85,320 'MaxPower' modules that are expected to generate approximately 26,259 MWh of ... Japan
... defeat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration, and the Tottori prefectural chapter said it is “necessary to seek cooperation where we can, ... Japan
Meeting. In Tottori, Japan, the Eatof (East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum) 2018 preparation meeting. Junjet Primor and Cinbeth Orellano ... Japan


 

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