Cruise Siberia? New trips to visit Russian frona
The 184-passenger exhibition ship Hanseatic, operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, will visit the remote Russian region on two separate sailings in 2014.
Wall Street Journal
BOJ Board Member Plays Down Talk of Additional Easing
HAKODATE, Japan-A member of the Bank of Japan policy board member on Wednesday played down the need for additional easing measures, claiming that an incremental step could cripple its continuing efforts to end years of deflation through a massive easing program launched in April.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
UPDATE 1-BOJ's Sato says no need to forestall tax hike pain with more easing
Even if the BOJ had tools remaining to expand stimulus, doing so could be counter-productive after having deployed all possible steps in a single blow in April, said Sato, who is among those in the board who are more pessimistic about prospects for achieving the central bank's inflation target.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Hot springs are passe: Japan's tourist towns covet casinos
With lawmakers planning to submit legislation soon to open Japan to casino gambling, likely in time for the 2020 Olympics, several small cities, hot spring towns and tourist destinations are pushing to get one of the coveted licenses.
The Japan Times
JR Hokkaido in crisis
On the night of May 27, 2011, the limited express Super Ozora No. 14 derailed and all of its six cars caught fire inside a tunnel on the Sekisho Line of Hokkaido Railway Co.
Kyodo news summary -11-
TOKYO , Nov. 27 -- _ ---------- Hokkaido memorial for Koreans to be removed before completion ASAHIKAWA, Japan - A memorial for Koreans who were mobilized to and died in a Hokkaido village during World War II will be removed just before its completion with a view to reconsidering the location over a procedural problem, a local organizer said ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
A Pond So Beautiful It Belongs On Your Desktop Screensaver
This magical place is found southeast of Biei, a town in Hokkaido, Japan and might just be the most beautiful pond in the world.
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4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition:
The LIXIL JS Foundation , which facilitates surveys and researches related to the housing and building materials industry as well as supporting the development of human resources, has organized "LIXIL International University Architectural Competition".
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Seward City News
Seward Mural Society Accepts Holland America Check
Members of the Seward Mural Society are shown here accepting a check from Holland America to help financially with the murals that were painted in September during the Seward Music and Arts Festival.
Local station in autumn
This photograph is taken from the platform of Shin-YA bari Station which is the transfer station which goes to YA bari Station from south Chitose Station .
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Factors Associated With Onset-to-Door Time in Patients With Transient ...
From the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan ; Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan ; Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine and Neurology, Clinical Research Institute, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan ; Department ... (more)
Wall Street Journal
Japan's Big Ski Adventure
Niseko, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, is Asia's top ski resort, the vacation retreat of the Japanese prime minister, among legions of serious skiers.
The Golden Owl Dishes Burmese Street Food in La Puente
We're spoiled by the scope of Asian food in Los Angeles, having the luxury to choose between a Gujarati vegetarian feast or Punjabi-style tandoori dishes, ramen hailing from Hokkaido or Sapporo.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Trend Hunter Magazine
Multihued Pond Photography - Kent Shiraishi's Shots of the Bieie Blue ...
The waters of the Bieie blue pond change colors depending on the weather. Photographed by Kent Shiraishi, the colorful pond transforms under different conditions.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Stone-gate houses became citya s soul
Chen Zhaodi, 90 years old, still remembers the old days when she yelled at and chased after her two younger brothers, trying to get them off the rooftops of the old shikumen houses in the different longtangs where they roamed.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Daily Breeze
168 serves up gloriously eclectic Asian Fusion
The Food: Local favorite Chef Hisashi Yoshiara resurfaces at this sprawling culinary compound on the western edge of Old Pasadena, with a moderately priced Pan-Asian menu that can be eaten both inside and out on an oversized interior patio; what was a longtime Italian has a new life offering dishes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand, with ... (more)
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Seward City News
Obihiro Mural Completed
Its done! Mural art delegates are home from Japan. The mural they painted was a success.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Recently released market study: Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. (9534) - Power - Deals and Alliances Profile
Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. is a gas company based in Japan. The company produces, supplies, and sells natural gas and automotive gas.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Oxygen 'Sponge' Suits Redox Reactions
A transition metal oxide that can switch between absorbing and shedding oxygen atoms at relatively low temperatures could challenge noble metal catalysts for reduction-oxidation reactions, believe researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Oak Ridge, Tenn.