Fujiko Nakaya's Fog Sculpture at the Exploratorium
One of Exploratorium's new exhibits is located on the pedestrian bridge between Piers 15 and 17. It is an installation of creative and technical acheivement that is astounding.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
A Fading Christmas Memory
Christmas, 1951, I had been given orders to head for the Far East - especially the big northern island of Hokkaido, Japan - where winter never stops.
The News Tribune
US-Japan military exercise makes JBLM general think of kin
Joint Base Lewis-McChord's senior Army general spent the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in a place that once would have seemed unlikely to his late World War II veteran father-in-law.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Detroit Free Press
Travel smart: Cruise to Siberia
Enjoy your Siberian vacation! It's not a joke, but a new series of intriguing and pricy cruises offered next year by Hapag-Lloyd small-ship Hanseatic.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Japan Times
Another court balks at voiding July poll
The Sapporo High Court ruled Friday that the disparity in the weight of votes in July's Upper House election was "in a state of unconstitutionality" but dismissed a demand that the result in the Hokkaido race be nullified.
Kyodo news summary -8-
TOKYO , Dec. 6 -- _ ---------- Another court finds vote gap in state of unconstitutionality SAPPORO - The Sapporo High Court ruled Friday the disparity in the weight of votes in July's House of Councillors election was "in a state of unconstitutionality," but dismissed the plaintiffs' demand that the electoral result in the Hokkaido constituency be ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
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.
Customer Interaction Solutions
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.