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Column: Water activities in Jozankei

Water sports during the summer in Japan and Hokkaido are an integral part of life! The Hokkaido locals love to make the most of the short summer season by heading to the many lakes, beaches and ri...

【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...

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Supachok Sarachat (24), the Thai international midfielder who joined Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, held a press conference at Shiroi Koibito Park in Nishi-ku, Sapporo on June 15, in which he expresse...

On June 11, the ANA Niseko Classic, one of the largest cycle races in Hokkaido, was held in the town of Kutchan in the Shiribeshi region of central Hokkaido. The event was held for the first time i...

Elephant manure in return for banana leaves and stems: Yuumu Farm in the town of Shintoku in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokkaido has donated banana stems and leaves to be eaten by Asian elephant...

Do you know the method of surveying the population of brown bears? In mid-May, we accompanied Professor Sato Yoshikazu of Rakuno Gakuen University on a survey of the population of brown bears in Sa...

Visitors enjoyed a spectacular sea of clouds that appeared early in the morning of June 9 at the Tsubetsu Pass Observatory overlooking Lake Kussharo in the Okhotsk region of eastern Hokkaido.

On June 13, shipments of the specialty high-end ‘Densuke’ watermelon began in the town of Tohma in the Kamikawa region of northern Hokkaido. Due to continued fine weather, this year’s watermelons a...

The shipment of small Himawari (sunflower) watermelons, a specialty of the town of Hokuryu in the Sorachi region of central Hokkaido, began on June 10. The yellow flesh is reminiscent of a sunflowe...

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