Aug 16, 2014

Keikyu wants to invest in casinos

Railway Keikyu Corp. said it is aiming to open an integrated resort facility featuring a casino to tap the increase in foreign tourists. Subject to the enactment of gambling bills, Keikyu plans to build the facility on Yamashita pier in Yokohama or in Tokyo’s ...

Dancing between cultures in Yokohama

Jul 2, 2014

Dancing between cultures in Yokohama

by Florian Turgeon

Contemporary dance has always pushed the boundaries of corporal expression by exploring themes that traditional dance genres and their movements have difficulty conveying. As one of the Month of France series of events organized by the Yokohama branch of the Institut Francais du Japon, ...

Jorgensen retains Yokohama triathlon title

May 17, 2014

Jorgensen retains Yokohama triathlon title

Gwen Jorgensen of the United States won the ITU World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama on Saturday, successfully defending her title. Jorgensen pulled ahead in the run leg and finished with a time 1 hour, 58 minutes, 38 seconds. Ai Ueda was second with ...

Climate change threatens human security: U.N. report

Mar 31, 2014

Climate change threatens human security: U.N. report

Climate change can indirectly increase the likelihood of violent conflict by exacerbating risk factors such as poverty and economic shocks, a U.N. scientific body warned Monday. After six days of talks through Sunday in Yokohama, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a ...

Mar 30, 2014

Muslims praise Yokohama site

More than 90 percent of Southeast Asian Muslims surveyed say the “restaurants,” “mosques” and “suggested itineraries” links on the Muslim Tourist Information website are useful, the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau said Friday. The website, set up in December, provides information based on recommendations ...

Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 30, 2014

Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Lights went off simultaneously Saturday night at about 40 major sites in Yokohama in support of a worldwide movement to generate awareness about global warming. Landmark Tower, Bay Bridge and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse were among the structures in the port city that took ...