Jun 15, 2016

Teen appeals jail term over murder of Kawasaki boy

A 19-year-old male is appealing a district court ruling that sentenced him to an indeterminate prison term of between six and 10 years for his involvement in the brutal murder of a teenage boy on a riverbank in Kawasaki last year. The defendant, whose ...

Kawasaki phallus festival draws huge crowds of unabashed gawkers

Apr 3, 2016

Kawasaki phallus festival draws huge crowds of unabashed gawkers

Revelers carried giant phalluses through the streets of Kawasaki on Sunday to worship the humble penis and fertility in one of the world’s most unusual festivals. Size matters at the Shinto Kanamara Matsuri, where groups of locals parade three heavy phalluses around the city ...

Documentary delves into the darker side of Kawasaki

| Mar 30, 2016

Documentary delves into the darker side of Kawasaki

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Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture is famed for three things: yakiniku barbecue restaurants, sex shops and a high crime rate. Though parts of the city are middle class, a grittier and lower-income image of Kawasaki has persisted through the years. “Sakura no Kino Shita” (“Under ...

Feb 10, 2016

Teen gets prison sentence for Kawasaki murder

The 19-year-old male who played a key role in the murder of a teenage boy on a Kawasaki riverbank last year was sentenced to nine to 13 years in prison Wednesday at the Yokohama District Court. In handing down the so-called indeterminate sentence as ...