• Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:13
    Strong quake rocks Hokkaido
    A powerful magnitude-5.3 quake with a focus in Hokkaido’s central and eastern Iburi regions occurred at around 8:58 a.m. Friday.
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  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:54
    Hokkaido's tourism industry showing signs of recovery
    A large number of tourists flocked to Hokkaido from various parts of the country on Autumnal Equinox Day on Sunday.
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  • Sat, 15 Sep 2018 07:14
    Hokkaido hotels hammered by 500,000 guest cancellations
    Accommodation reservations for at least 500,000 people have been canceled in Hokkaido since a powerful earthquake struck the prefecture on Sept. 6, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
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  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:31
    Hokkaido tourism hit by cancellations after quake
    A powerful earthquake that struck Hokkaido last week has sparked a wave of cancellations for hotels and tourist facilities at major tourist destinations.
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  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:04
    Sapporo flights cancelled after quake
    Thai Airways International announced on Thursday that its flights to the Japanese city of Sapporo have been cancelled due to the Hokkaido earthquake.
  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:04
    Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead
    A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing.
  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:56
    Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido
    A powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing one person.
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  • Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:00
    Hazard map shows high quake risks in northern Japan
    The probability of a major earthquake occurring within the next 30 years has increased significantly in eastern Hokkaido, including Kushiro and Nemuro, according to a new seismic hazard map released by a Japanese Government committee.
  • Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:28
    Goalscorer Teerasil makes history in Japan
    Teerasil Dangda became the first Thai player to score in Japan’s J-League One yesterday, his goal giving Sanfrecce Hiroshima a 1-0 victory over Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in their season-opening game in Hiroshima.
  • Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:36
    Springtime treats at Elements
    Executive chef Antony Scholtmeyer of the Michelin-starred Element restaurant is all set to welcome the spring with seasonal treats prepared from fresh ingredients from Hokkaido that will be available from March 1 to April 28.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:43
    Thai ice carvers triumph again in Hokkaido
    A depiction in ice of traditional Thai cockfighting (kai chon) won a team of Thai ice sculptors the grand prize at the 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan this week.
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:25
    Wrapped up in snow and ice
    The “2018 Snow Festival”, or “Sapporo Yuki Matsuri” as it’s known in Japanese, will be held in Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo from February 512. It is one of Japan's most popular winter events.
  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:00
    Best Western to open Japan inn in May
    Best Western Hotels & Resorts is about to land at Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport, planning to open an upper-midscale property nearby in May.
  • Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:00
    YTL Hotels, Marriott tie up again for four hotels
    MALAYSIA’S YTL hotels & Properties (YTL Hotels) is partnering Marriott International Inc again to roll out four new hotels - two of which will be in Kuala Lumpur and another two in Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:24
    Hot from Hokkaido
    The very best of Hokkaido comes to town next month as the Dusit Thani Bangkok joins with Prince Hotels of Japan for the “Hokkaido Autumn Fest”.
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