Niseko, Japan

2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival

This is one Spring event you don't want to miss!

2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival

Capping off our event lineup, this year’s NIseko Shootout winning photos will be announced at the inaugural Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest!

With 100,000 JPY in cash prizes up for grabs, get those editing skills honed. Held on March 16th, the selected 3-10 minute films will be premiered in 5 categories:

  • Person Profile
  • Culture
  • Nature/Environment
  • Park Riding
  • Adventure/Exploration
Registration is free and open from now until March 5th. Just submit the registration form via email or drop by Niseko Tourism office. Come one, come all for an end of season celebration of Niseko winter through film and photography!

1st Place: 60,000 JPY Cash Prize AND 2x Niseko United 5 day passes

2nd Place: 30,000 JPY Cash Prize

3rd Place: 10,000 JPY Cash Prize

Short Film Fest Guidelines:

Registration is free.

Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form via email or in person at NPB offices by March 5th, 2019.

Films must be submitted by March 5th, 2019.

Entries can be of any duration between 3 t0 10 minutes. 

Foreign language films must be accompanied by an English translation or have English subtitles.

Films must have been completed after March 15th, 2017.

Films must be filmed in and/or around Niseko.

All music rights must be cleared before films are submitted. Consent of performers and/or persons appearing in the film must be obtained before films are submitted.

Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 1 minute teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.

I acknowledge that the Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into. 

The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of the Film Fest organizers.

Categories:

Person profile

Exploration/adventure

Park riding

Culture

Nature/Environment

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example: All winners can come from 1 category. 

Technical Requirements:

Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.

Means of submission will be discussed via email upon entrant's registration.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm

From Jan 10th through Jan 14th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!

2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm Introducing a new Niseko Shootout event for the 2018-2019 season, the inaugural Japow ProAM. An all out, team format, photography throw down. Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 5-day window in January 2019. Each team will have submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by the public over 5 days. The top 3 vote-getting shots win a cash prize from a pool of JPY100,000!

Here is the contest timeline details:

  • Registration is open from now until January 8th
  • Contest will run from January 10th -14th, day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 17th -21st with contest winners announced on January 22nd

What is the sweet prize?

1st Place: 60,000JPY and 18/19’ Japow ProAM crown

2nd Place 25,000JPY

3rd Place 15,000JPY

To register, entrants must bring a filled out Japow ProAM registration form and bring it to the Niseko Promotion Board office along with entry fee of JPY10,000.

Niseko Promotion Board:

Address: 41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0078

Phone: 0136-21-2551

Office Hour: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

All entry fees will go towards prize pool and contest presentation expenses. The prize pool will remain JPY 100,000 regardless of number of entrants. 

The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.

Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window.

The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 15th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 10th 8:30AM to January 14th 9:00PM JST 2019.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 17th (~10AM) to January 21st at 9:00PM JST SHARP! 

Contest winner will be announced on January 22nd at ~10AM. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at NPB, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer. 

Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to repost shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest.

Prepaid SIM for tourists now available in Niseko!

NPB News, Winter News

Prepaid SIM for tourists now available in Niseko! U-mobile’s pre-paid SIM cards, which can be purchased at airports throughout the country, are now available in Niseko. Why not have them in your own stock to retail at a shop and the front desk or for any purposes suitable for your business?

 

The characteristics of the U-mobile prepaid SIM cards are:

·Multi-cut SIM (to fit all sizes)

·Toll-free support service available 24 hours/365 days (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

·NO complex activation setting required (only APN needs to be set)

·Setting manual available in 6 languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai)

 

 【Official website

 Users can choose a suitable plan from 3 options depending on their desirable usage period and data capacity. The multi-cut (3 in 1) SIM saves you the hassle of checking the SIM size of your own terminal. All the plans have no data communication limitation for uploading data so it’s great for social networking while travelling!

 

More information available at the distributor below:

Yamato Corporation (Attn: Kinoshita)

TEL: 090-8909-9877   email: [email protected] 

Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Nowhere in Niseko can you ski-in and ski-out to experience an izayaka, until now.

Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Kumo Restaurant is Niseko’s answer to casual Japanese dining (otherwise known in the west as a “Japanese pub”) with Hokkaido produce at its core.

Situated at the top of Hirafu village at new luxury Skye Niseko, the restaurant serves traditional Hokkaido izakaya favourites, like zangi—Hokkaido’s own karaage or “fried chicken”), as well as dishes inspired by broader Asia.

Kumo Restaurant’s Food & Beverage Manager, Richard Robbins, who has lived and worked in Hokkaido for over seven years with five of those in Niseko, says as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally through both new and long-term relationships built with local growers, fisheries and producers.

“We’ve got seafood, meat, vegetables from local farms and local markets. There’s a lot of connections we go through to build
collaboration with the suppliers and farms. Hokkaido is known for its seafood and dairy so we try to connect those suppliers as much as possible,” Robbins explains.

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Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

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