Models strut in 'washi' garments to celebrate UNESCO listing

Feb 12, 2015

Models strut in 'washi' garments to celebrate UNESCO listing

A town in Saitama Prefecture known for its “washi” industry has held a fashion show featuring garments made from the traditional handmade paper to celebrate its addition to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List last November. The show Wednesday in the town of Ogawa, co-organized ...

Nov 14, 2014

Saitama man arrested over false Ebola claim

Saitama Prefectural Police said Thursday they have arrested a 24-year-old man for calling an ambulance and making a false statement indicating he might be infected with the Ebola virus. Haruki Shimizu of Moroyama, Saitama Prefecture, is charged for fraudulent obstruction of business, as the ...

Sep 29, 2014

Two die in decompression chamber at Saitama hot springs

A 65-year old man and a 58-year old woman died Sunday after using a decompression chamber at a hot springs in Saitama Prefecture. According to the Saitama Prefectural Police, the two people from the city of Fujimi were not breathing when found in the ...

Sep 16, 2014

Parked cars in Saitama turning up scratched

The Kasukabe Police Station in Saitama Prefecture has found that more than 70 cars parked in lots or on the streets have had their hoods and doors scratched in apparent acts of vandalism over the past four days. The police are looking for witnesses ...

Mar 17, 2014

Boy found dead in sitter's apartment

Police have decided to arrest a babysitter in connection with the death of a boy whose body was found Monday morning in an apartment building unit  in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture. Another boy, apparently the other son, was found alive nearby. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police ...