Furthering the wonderful history of news in this diverse community and culture… from the first paper distributed Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun in 1872 and before that, during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), Suzuki Bokushi creating never before seen accounting and tax reforms, right here in Minamiuonuma. He then posted his letters and information all over Japan, this area being one of the first postal towns.
There are many wonderful magazines, papers and pamphlets produced locally, mainly in Japanese… So now, Yukiguni Times…a local English publication proudly presented in the time honoured way…local people showing local ways and customs to English readers who are maybe unfamiliar with the area or those simply interested in what is going on…Please enjoy…" Nathan Black
Our newspaper has short Articles with QR codes linking back to this website.
Open up YukiGuni Times and you find an artistic map of the area, designed to be printed on A3 size. Each edition, the map will change and grow with more information.
To promote activities around Niigata in English.
- To gather information about events and local activities to distribute online and in print.
- To introduce this area to the world in English, in order to increase participation in local activities.
Special thanks to Mayor Hayashi of Minamiuonuma for meeting with us and offering his assistance and support as an Advisor of YukiGuni Times.
Special thanks to Hakkaisan Brewery for having the confidence in our success and helping us by donating to our printing costs for Edition 1.
Thankyou to our team of over 30 people who have happily attended three long meetings and contributed ideas and input in order to get our first edition started.
Pages 2-3 Edition 1, 23 Sept. 2018
Page 4 Edition 1, 23 Sept. 2018
Page 5-8 Edition 1, 23 Sept. 2018
Pick up a copy from the following locations:
|Outlets in Niigata||Area||Location|
|Muikamachi Tourist Information Centre||Muikamachi||East exit Muikamachi train station||link to map|
|Shiozawa Roadside Information Centre||Shiozawa||Highway 17, Shiozawa||link to map|
|Yuzawa Tourism Info centre||Yuzawa||Inside Echigo-Yuzawa train station||link to map|
|Snow Country Information office||Yuzawa||West exit Echigo-Yuzawa train station||link to map|
|International University of Japan||Urasa||777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shi||link to map|
|Outlets in Tokyo||Area||Location|
|Tokyo American Club||Tokyo||link to map|
|Tokyo Station||Tokyo||link to map|
|Ueno Station||Ueno, Tokyo||Outside shinkansen ticket office||link to map|
YukiGuni Times has also been distributed to the following locations:
Fossa Magna museum in Itoigawa, Tourist Center at Itoigawa Station, Tourist Center in Yahiko, Local industry center in Sanjo, members of Niigata Guide-Interpreter Association, Vichy at Muikamachi, Yamato junior high, Ikeda former historical inn at Mitsumata, members of Tenchijin Gaidonokai, Globe Club at Urasa, Bishamon-do, Aeon Muikamachi, Ho’onji temple, Hotel Sakado-jo, Shiozawa Tsumugi Museum, various local schools, Roman Catholic Parish Church in Tokamachi.