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【Series】Spirits of the Kamuy landscape (45) Pika relaxes with tummy up in the air

To escape the midsummer heat, I climbed up to the base of the approximately one thousand-meter tall Mt. Tokachidake. There, along the steep scree slope with small and large rocks piled atop each ot...

【Tokyo Olympics, Coverage from Hokkaido Venue (10)】Sapporo "hot races", residents show support

The Tokyo Olympics women's and men's marathons were held in Sapporo on August 7 and 8. Though both marathons unfurled under intense heat, top runners from around the world still put their hearts in...

《New styles of delicious alcohol from the north》 Part 1 : Aiming for worldwide recognition ⑤ Exports offer hope for hard-hit sake sales

Since the Coronavirus pandemic took hold last spring, sake companies in Hokkaido have continued to face adversity. In a bid to expand their sales channels, many are looking overseas. The volume of ...

《Hokkaido: the migrants’ choice – from Niseko》⑫ Former nurse creates dream horse riding club

Uno Atsuko, who worked as a nurse in Tokyo, has relocated to the town of Kyogoku and returned to the days of coming into contact with horses that she loves.

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As autumn approaches, Japan's largest natural glasswort area in Ubaranai, Abashiri City is beginning to change colors. The annual September "Lake Notoro Coral Grass Festival" has been cancelled for...

Three years have passed since a massive earthquake struck Hokkaido’s eastern Iburi region, killing 44 people, but some hard-hit areas are still suffering from the aftermath of the disaster in the f...

An artwork exhibit for sculptor Yasuda Kan (76), who hails from Bibai but is based in Italy, began on September 1 in Gallery She’s in Asahikawa and the community complex "Centpure 1 and 2" in Higas...

Adult Sockeye salmon – which turn a bright crimson color for breeding during the season in which they return up the rivers in autumn – as well as pink salmon, chum salmon and the like, are being di...

The autumn salmon fishing season has begun on the Pacific coast in eastern Hokkaido and, on September 1, the first catch of 3.6 tons was landed at the Taiki fishing port in the town of Taiki on the...

This year’s potato harvest is reaching its peak in Hokkaido’s potato-producing region in the city of Obihiro. Due to the hot temperatures and lack of rain in July, the potatoes are smaller than usu...

September 6 marked the third anniversary of the Eastern Iburi Earthquake, the first earthquake in Hokkaido to measure a seismic intensity of 7, killing 44 people throughout the region. Silent praye...

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