Latest News for: Sapporo office


Companies migrating to Hokkaido amid the pandemic

Asahi News 31 Jul 2022
Among those firms is foreign-affiliated Axa Life Insurance Co., which set up its Sapporo main office in 2014. Axa considered areas not prone to earthquakes when it chose Sapporo out of 65 cities throughout the country, so that the new office can handle contracts, payments and other processes vital to business continuity.

Bush cutting proved effective in controlling bears in Sapporo

Kyodo 12 Jul 2022
Students at Tokai University's Sapporo Campus cut bushes in Minamisawa Swan Park in June ... According to EnVision Conservation Office, a nonprofit organization for wildlife conservation based in Sapporo, bear appearances on former farmland in Sapporo's Minami Ward fell from 44 in fiscal 2019 to almost zero after fruit trees were cut down.

EDITORIAL: Police should delve deep into security fiasco to protect Abe

Asahi News 12 Jul 2022
In March, the Sapporo District Court ordered the Hokkaido authorities to pay compensation to the two residents who had separately filed lawsuits over an incident three years ago in which they were removed and harassed by police officers while heckling Abe, then prime minister, during his election campaign speech in Sapporo.

Nation remembers Shinzo Abe as a friend of Taiwan

Taipei Times 08 Jul 2022
Establishing the Sapporo branch of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan in 2009, resuming direct flights between Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in 2010, and signing the Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Accord in 2013 ...

EDITORIAL: Asahi renews its vow to protect free speech on attack anniversary

Asahi News 03 May 2022
Taniguchi, 51, is director of the mayor’s office at the Nishinomiya municipal government ... Three years ago, two protesters were removed and harassed by police officers while heckling the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, while he was stumping in Sapporo on behalf of a candidate from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party running in the Upper House election.

Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

Springfield News-Sun 02 May 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist when it refused his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4. Jury deliberates in ex-NYPD officer's Capitol riot trial. 5. Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34.

Germany, India sign $10.5B green development deal

Springfield News-Sun 02 May 2022
The accords were signed during a visit to Berlin by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ... Modi reiterated his call to both Russia and Ukraine to end the fighting, saying ... Caption ... (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Credit. Michael Sohn ... Jury deliberates in ex-NYPD officer's Capitol riot trial ... Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34.

VOX POPULI: Court ruling a warning against policing hecklers like Russia does

Asahi News 28 Mar 2022
A ruling the Sapporo District Court handed down on March 25 sounded like a strong warning about that risk. Three years ago, a man and a woman were removed by police officers after heckling then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his stump speech in Sapporo ... Judges and police officers ...

Japan court rules police removal of Abe hecklers from stump speech illegal

Kyodo 25 Mar 2022
A court in northern Japan on Friday ruled against the removal by police officers of hecklers from the site of a 2019 stump speech by then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sapporo ... Sapporo Station on July 15, 2019, for a House of Councillors election ... Momoi was followed by a police officer for a while.

Navy cancels destroyer’s Hokkaido port call as coronavirus cases surge across Japan

Stars and Stripes 14 Jan 2022
The U.S ... The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale and its crew of 240 were scheduled to visit Otaru, Hokkaido, Feb ... Otaru, along with Sapporo city and the Hokkaido Government Office, had planned to ask the Navy to reconsider the visit due to the pandemic surge and the difficulty of conducting friendship activities under those conditions, Seki said.

Food imports issue crucial to ties with Japan: academic

Taipei Times 01 Jan 2022
Later, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應) said that Taiwan needs two additional representative offices in Japan. Taiwan has offices in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Fukuoka, Naha and Sapporo, but some areas of Japan do not have an office, which are needed for consular services, Tsai said.

Japan actress Sayaka Kanda dies after apparent fall from hotel

Kyodo 19 Dec 2021
Japanese actress and singer Sayaka Kanda has died after apparently falling from her room at a hotel in Sapporo, northern Japan, her office said Sunday.

Land prices fall for 2nd year in row; 1st drop in 9 years for Osaka

Asahi News 22 Sep 2021
The increase was attributed partly to a redevelopment project in central Nagoya that prompted businesses to build more office buildings and hotels near the area. Bars, restaurants and hotels also struggled in Sapporo, Sendai, Hiroshima and Fukuoka ... by strong demand for offices.

Japan Notifies Russia of Detaining Russian Citizen Who Claims to Have Sailed From Kurils

Urdu Point 29 Aug 2021
... sailed from the Kunashir Island to Hokkaido in northern Japan to seek asylum, was handed over to the Japanese immigration office in Sapporo.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 26 Aug 2021
Tanzania shootout kills officers, gunman ... The regional immigration office in Sapporo said Wednesday that he is being interviewed by immigration officials after an initial investigation by police to determine whether he is eligible for a temporary landing permit or refugee status, or is subject to repatriation.

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