Feb. 04, 2023

Sapporo Snow Festival Starts with 1st Physical Venues in 3 Yrs

Sapporo, Feb. 4 (Jiji Press)--A popular annual snow festival kicked off in Sapporo in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido on Saturday, displaying snow sculptures at physical venues for the first time in three years.

Kishida Starts Trips to Get Insight for Tackling Low Birthrate

Komatsu, Ishikawa Pref., Feb. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday started visiting people concerned with child-rearing to hear their opinions directly, in a show of his commitment to tackle the country's low birthrate.

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