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Sweetfish Fishing Season Opens in Japan’s Northern Kyushu

Fishing season began Saturday for ayu sweetfish in the Chikugo River system in northern Kyushu. Many enthusiasts went to rivers that flow through Hita in Oita Prefecture, such as the Kusu, Oyama and Kagetsu rivers, to enjoy “tomozuri,” a type of fishing that uses live sweetfish as bait...

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Miyajima Bustles with Tourists After G7 Entry Restrictions Lifted

Miyajima Island, home to World Heritage site Itsukushima Shrine, was crowded with tourists on Saturday for the first time in two days. Summit-related entry restrictions to the island in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, were lifted at 2 p.m. on the day. The area around the shrine’s...

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