Construction Date of “Nanetsu Station” Along the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line Announced

Construction Date of “Nanetsu Station” Along the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line Announced

Work to Start on November 9th, Spring 2022 Projected Completion Date

On November 5th, the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) announced that the construction of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Nanetsu Station (provisional name) will begin on November 9th, projecting to be completed by around the spring of 2022. Among the four Shinkansen train stations within Fukui Prefecture, this will be the second to being construction, following Fukui Station.

The full length of Nanetsu Station will be 312 metres, with the main building to have approximately 2,659 square metres, which includes the concourse, waiting rooms, and station staff rooms; the elevated train platforms will measure approximately 9,830 square metres. The design of the station building will have a motif of an Oriental stork flying into Echizen City, to form an image of the beautiful natural environment connecting with the future.

Within Fukui Prefecture, the commencement of construction for the other Shinkansen train stations will be during mid-November for Awara Onsen Station, while adjustments are currently being made for Tsuruga Station. Within Ishikawa Prefecture, construction for Komatsu Station will begin on November 9th.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1200274

First Wholesale Market for Kaga Maruimo In Kanazawa. PREMIUM-grade, 2 for ¥20,000.

First Wholesale Market for Kaga Maruimo In Kanazawa. PREMIUM-grade, 2 for ¥20,000.

Produced in Nomi and Komatsu cities, this season’s market for Kaga Maruimo (Japanese yam) began on November 22. At the Kanazawa Central Wholesale Market (” 金沢市中央卸売市場 “), the highest grade, marked as “PREMIUM”, of a box of 2 Kaga Maruimo (weighing at a total of 1.2 kilograms) ¥20,000. Matsusaki, a hot spring ryokan located in Tatsunokuchi Town in Nomi City, was the successful bidder, as well as last year.

“PREMIUM” is classified by several factors; it is chosen within the large-size category, weigh between 450 and 600 grams, and be exceptional in its roundness, marked with “extraordinary excellence” (“特秀”). The Minami-Kaga Maruimo Production Council (“南加賀地区生産協議会”) expects to ship approximately 100 tonnes of Kaga Maruimo, as was last year. 2% to 3% of the yield will be graded as “PREMIUM”.

Source: https://www.hokkoku.co.jp/subpage/H20191123104.htm