From Shimukappu to Aspen

Tharp, M.
January 1992
U.S. News & World Report;1/20/92, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p18
Details the offer from Mayor Nobunori Kannon of Shimukappu, a village of 1,800 in the middle of Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, to the glitzy ski mecca of Aspen, Colo. Both cities have snow and mountains in common; Kannon's plan to build a ski resort in Shimukappu to boost the local economy; Kannon's desire to have sister-city relationships with other ski towns; The proposal Kannon made to help Aspen's lack of affordable housing; More.


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