U.S. asks for Kanagawa's help in explosion investigation

Aug 26, 2015

U.S. asks for Kanagawa's help in explosion investigation

The U.S. military has requested help from a local fire department in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, to investigate what caused Monday’s explosion at a U.S. military warehouse, Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa said. The move came amid growing frustration from local government leaders over the Japan-U.S. ...

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Aug 18, 2015

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Three people were injured when a suspected tornado touched down Monday in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency and the police. A 27-year-old man in the city of Fujisawa suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a panel blown by a ...

Smoke signals: Can Tokyo ever go smoke-free?

Jan 24, 2015

Smoke signals: Can Tokyo ever go smoke-free?

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Japan has long held a reputation of being something of a paradise for smokers. Tobacco is, at least by Western standards, relatively cheap and people can still light up in many of the country’s restaurants and bars. In fact, before the turn of the ...