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    March 19, 2012
    Historical Port Town Shiogama
    Thirty-minute train ride takes you to Shiogama, close to Matsushima, one of the scenic trios in Japan, a famous port town for landing tuna. The Shiogama Shrine build approximately 1,200 years ago is a symbolic building of the city and its inner and front shrines are designated as national important cultural property. Old shops including…read more

  • JR Hachinohe Line Fully Re-open
    The JR Hachinohe Line, badly hit by the tsunami at the March 11 earthquake, re-opened to service between Taneichi in Hironocho and Kuji, both in Iwate Prefecture on March 17.read more
  • March 15, 2012
    Fly Daily between Sendai and Seoul
    Asiana Airlines announced that it will resume daily flight between Seoul and Sendai from May 21, the section being served 3 times a week since last September. The decision is made backed by strong demand from every quarter in the industry observing the steady recovery in the number of international travelers using Sendai Airport.read more
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    March 14, 2012
    Charter Flight from Hong Kong After One Year
      On March 11, a charter flight with 200 passengers from Hong Kong landed at the Sendai Airport where Hiroshi Mizohata, the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency welcomed every one of passenger by shaking hand. After a welcome ceremony, all the visitors went on tours for Tohoku, Hokkaido or Tokyo.read more
  • March 8, 2012
    CM on Tohoku and Japan Aired in the World
    In order to get rid of financial damage caused by harmful rumors or misinformation, and recover or even improve the image of Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has produced TV commercials appealing to overseas viewers. There are four editions; three 60-second ones for Japan, Tohoku, and Fukushima respectively, and another for messages from…read more
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    March 5, 2012
    “Light of Yuki Hatago” Warms the Snowy Town
    Area of Gassan Shizu in Yamagata Prefecture is covered by 5m (1.4ft ) in winter. Many inns lined up along the street and bustled with visitors to the Gassan, the highest peak of the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa. It is said to be approximately 400 years ago that people started settling down in this…read more