The new law helps to identify and limit national security threats, but concerns remain about allowing foreign ownership of lands near “vigilance areas.”
Russian troops, joined by counterparts from China and India, held a drill, firing weapons into the Sea of Japan, off Hokkaido.
Twitter user and train enthusiast R.Münchener transports readers to The Shihoro Line in Hokkaido, reclaimed by nature for some truly magical scenery.
Tens of thousands of people in at least nine prefectures were asked to evacuate due to threat of flooding, mudslides and infrastructure damage.
Have you seen fields of 60,000 species of lavender of different shades of purple? Visitors can see this beautiful sight in Hokkaido.
from spring to summer, the lack of busy traffic, cool Hokkaido breeze and astonishing scenery all make this charming region perfect for cycling.
A red car is giving new hopes to residents of the Hokkaido town. Not any red car, but a lipstick red Saab 900 Aero vintage coupeーthe...
Sergey Mironov didn’t explain what he meant by the “lessons of World War II” but the insinuation was clear: Defy Russia and you will suffer.
Many died in the 1993 Okushiri earthquake, but some saved themselves by evacuating immediately, following lessons learned from the Sea of Japan earthquake ten years earlier.
Far from being rigid, the flamboyant new manager embodies a fresh sense of style.
Climbers and tourists alike enjoy the colorful display of autumn at Kurodake and the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range until mid-October.
Sapporo is hosting the Olympic marathons and walking races. The city is no stranger to the Olympics. In 1972 it staged the first Winter Games in...