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【Column】 The importance of being open-minded

I’ve been in Japan since 2014 and if there’s anything I’ve learned since coming here it’s to stay open minded. After graduating from university with a degree in Japanese, I didn’t want to be limi...

Column:Summer in Shiribeshi – A vibrant season of blue and green!

As summer arrives in Shiribeshi, the energy of the region is reflected in the vibrant greens of the forests and iridescent blues of the seas and lakes in the area. It’s the season of blues and gree...

【Kamuy landscapes】Tarumae Garo, cliffside covered in green moss

Moss carpets a sheer cliff wall several meters tall. The mountain stream flows gently. Tarumae Garo still retains its ancient ambiance today in the western part of Tomakomai City. The geographical...

Column: Tanuki Tales

The indigenous tanuki is ubiquitous throughout the four main islands of Japan, including Hokkaidō, and I see it quite frequently here, where I live, in the Akan–Mashu National Park. For most Japane...

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A tuna filleting demonstration and sale, held every Saturday at the Hakodate Seafood Market – were fresh fish and souvenirs are sold – is proving popular. Aimed at tourists, which make up the major...

On June 6, the Akkeshi Fisheries Cooperative began fishing for Hokkai shrimps in Akkeshi Bay and Lake Akkeshi, heralding the arrival of early summer. Immediately after landing the shrimps, the fish...

The 42nd Chitose JAL International Marathon was held on June 5, starting and ending at Aoba Park in Chitose City. It was suspended until this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and finally returned...

The Hoshino Resorts hotel "OMO3 Sapporo Susukino" began "Sapporo Beer Streetcar" service for hotel guests on the evening of June 1. Participants enjoy craft beer and light meals inside a reserved S...

On June 2, Bangkok-based international Thai low-cost carrier AirAsia X announced plans to resume regular direct service for the currently suspended New Chitose–Bangkok flight on September 30 in pre...

Ten Indonesian nationals who arrived in Japan with "Specified Skilled Worker" visas started their postings on May 27 at "Fureai no Sato Iwamizawa Hanagokoro", a pay nursing home with assisted-livin...

Materials washed-up on a beach on Rebun, a remote island in northern Hokkaido, are being turned into stylish sundries. Miura Megumi, a native of Sapporo and resident of Rebun Island, handcrafts mis...

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