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Column: Life in Hokkaido – an endless journey of adventure

When I arrived on the island of Hokkaido for the first time in November of 2006, I had no idea that this would become the place I called home for the next 15 years (and counting). As an Australian ...

Column: Get Ready! Winter is Arriving in East Hokkaidō.

The transition from autumn to winter brings hordes of migratory birds hurrying into East Hokkaidō. Their flocks are restless and noisy: geese and swans clamour at coastal lagoons; ducks, divers, gr...

【 Kamuy landscapes】 Shiretoko sunrise, sky color changes from moment to moment

Early in the morning as the Shiretoko sky started to brighten, I went outside to get fresh air. Taking just one step out of the front door of the inn, already I was immersed in the smell of the oc...

【Kamuy landscapes】 Beautiful forest shadows created by yellow larch leaves and oblique light

I headed home after a photo shoot in the foothills of Mt. Tokachidake. After taking a detour to the nearby Shirogane Hot Springs, while on the way to central Biei in the Kamikawa region, on a whim...

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On November 12, the Donan Isaribi Tetsudo (South Hokkaido Railway) began operating a ‘nighttime view train’ service on which the train’s interior lights are dimmed to allow passengers to enjoy the ...

The three-party team-up of the Hokkaido government, AIRDO, and the Nintendo partner company "Pokémon" (Tokyo) announced on November 8 that starting on December 1 for flights between New Chitose and...

On November 6 in the Southern Hokkaido city of Hokuto, an on-site tour for children and parents was held at Oshima Tunnel, where construction work is progressing in the project to extend the Hokkai...

Gin distillery operator "Shakotan Spirit" in Shakotan, Central Hokkaido loaded 12 bottles of its craft gin onto the underwater observation boat "New Shakotan" and conducted a shipboard aging verifi...

The local tradition of lighting up the Otaru Canal in the Central Hokkaido city of Otaru is happening right now. Approximately ten thousand blue LED lights are shining, and the magical "Blue Canal"...

The search for the next top ocean scientists is in progress. In hopes of cultivating the next generation of fishery science specialists, the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Fisheries Science...

The Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the first ‘Sauna Town Sapporo’ demonstration project on the 27th-floor rooftop of the Sapporo Sosei Square building in Chuo-ku, Sapporo, in a b...

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