In the Southern Hokkaido town of Esashi, a movement has begun by an Esashi volunteer group to elevate a local tree into a town symbol. The tree is a giant Japanese beech situated within national fo...
Drift ice floating south in the Sea of Okhotsk reached the shores of the town of Esashi in the Soya region of northern Hokkaido for the first time this season on January 17, seventeen days earlier than last year.
Esashi Fishery Cooperative Union in the northern Hokkaido fishing town of Esashi has launched their first website introducing the fishing industries centered on scallops, aki-sake salmon, and horsehair crab and efforts to protect the bountiful natural environment. It is offered in English and Chinese as well.