Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Jul 17, 2014

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a former prefectural assembly member for alleged possession of illegal stimulant drugs. Koichi Yokoyama, 41, who belonged to the Liberal Democratic Party until his resignation earlier this month, is suspected of possessing powder that contains outlawed substances. Police ...

Dec 12, 2013

Kanagawa considers aid for pro-North Korean schools

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government may institute tuition aid for students attending pro-Pyongyang Korean schools and other non-Japanese schools after assistance for the Korean schools was shelved earlier this year because North Korea conducted a nuclear test. “We would like to ensure opportunities for students ...

Sep 5, 2013

Heavy rain hits wide areas, causes flooding in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture suffered from flooding Thursday after heavy rain hit Kanto-Koshin and Tokai regions, disrupting train services and leaving a widespread area with unstable atmospheric conditions. The Meteorological Agency issued warnings for landslides, flooding and thunderstorms with strong gusts or tornadoes in Hokkaido and ...