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...
A ‘stationmaster hat’-wearing cat that sees off train passengers from the roadside near JR Oiwake Station in the town of Abira in central Hokkaido has become popular.
Dec. 4, 2020
The 40th Japan Cup, a Grade One (G1) Japan Horse Racing Association race held at the Tokyo Racecourse on November 29, was won by Almond Eye (a 5-year-old filly from the Kunieda Sakae stable) ridden by Christophe Lemaire. The victory was the crowning glory for Almond Eye, a triple-crown-winning filly the year before last who was competing in her last race before retirement. The horse also broke its own record for the most G1 victories over turf, bringing it to 9 (including one overseas).