JR East train derails near Kawasaki

Feb 23, 2014

JR East train derails near Kawasaki

An out-of-service train derailed early Sunday on the Keihin Tohoku Line near JR Kawasaki Station after hitting a maintenance car, slightly injuring the motorman and conductor. East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) said the 43-year-old driver of the maintenance car evaded injury by jumping ...

Escalator breakdown injures 10 in Kawasaki

Jan 8, 2014

Escalator breakdown injures 10 in Kawasaki

Ten people were injured Wednesday morning at a train station in Kawasaki when an up escalator suddenly came to a stop, police and firefighters said. A man described as being 39 years old sustained a broken leg when the accident took place at Musashikosugi ...

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

Oct 24, 2013

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

by Jordan Sievers

Though not a traditionally Japanese event, you can still celebrate the West’s spookiest time of the year at the 17th annual Kawasaki Halloween Parade. More than 3,000 revelers are expected to show up, dressed in their finest ghoulish attire, to march around the east ...

Oct 13, 2013

Eight newcomers run for mayor in Kobe, Kawasaki

Official campaigning for the Kobe and Kawasaki mayoral elections kicked off Sunday, with neither city’s incumbents seeking re-election. In Kobe, the five candidates include Yasuko Morishita, 48, a former member of the Kobe Municipal Assembly, and Yuna Nukina, 61, a civic group representative backed ...

Jan 14, 2013

Oldest woman in world dies at 115

The world’s oldest woman, 115-year-old Koto Okubo from Kawasaki, died Saturday at a nursing home in the city, municipal officials reported. Okubo, born Dec. 24, 1897, assumed the title of oldest woman alive in December following the death of a 114-year-old woman in the ...