Fukagawa Oil & Fat Co., Ltd., a confectionery manufacturer in the city of Fukagawa in central Hokkaido, has been enjoying favorable sales of its potato chips shipped direct from its factory, which ...
Amid rapidly accelerating depopulation, many municipalities in Hokkaido are facing the problem of how to stop the flight of the young, working age generation in order to sustain their community. As overseas workers have become more and more important, municipalities are coming up with ideas to welcome them as members of communities while trying to stop young people from leaving their hometowns. The Hokkaido Shimbun visited some cities and towns that continue to seek coexistence with foreign residents even under the coronavirus pandemic.
Oct. 11, 2020
Apple harvesting is reaching its peak in Otoecho in Fukagawa City.
Oct. 2, 2020
In central Hokkaido's Otoe Town in Fukagawa City, the producers of “Yoshino Suzu Rose” are facing a difficult situation. The town is the only main production area for that popular autumn flower branch item in Japan.