Experts have warned that the rising trend of infections in northern regions could be the result of people spending time in poorly ventilated rooms as temperatures drop.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, and the two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaido is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city. — Wikipedia
A radio station in small-town Hokkaido wants to help its listeners broaden their horizons.
A new train pulls into the station in Hokkaido and a Kyodo article looks at its significance.
The move is likely to stir controversy because a Hokkaido ordinance says radioactive waste is unacceptable in the prefecture.
Prayers were offered on Sunday for victims of a powerful earthquake that hit southern areas of Hokkaido two years ago. In the town of Atsuma, where 37 peop
Russian emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev on Wednesday visited an island claimed by Japan off Hokkaido that is at the center of a long-standing territo
Hu Guoqing, an award-winning Chinese photographer and member of the China Photographers Association, presents images of Hokkaido and crows through his lens.
“The population is declining and industry deteriorating,” said the head of the local chamber of commerce. “We want to invite the disposal facility to create more jobs.”
A Hokkaido village assembly Friday voted to apply for a first-stage survey to choose a municipality hosting a planned final disposal site for high-level ra
Asahikawa has recently seen a series of cluster infections, including at some main hospitals.
Municipalities that undergo the preliminary research can receive up to ¥2 billion in state subsidies over two years.
Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki met with Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto on Wednesday to discuss possible measures to deal with the infection spike.
The government is seeking suitable places to store the waste, which must be encased in concrete 300 meters below ground.