At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

May 17, 2015

At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

At least two people were killed in a fire early Sunday at two adjacent hostels in Kawasaki and 18 others were rushed to the hospital, police and firefighters said. More than 10 people remain unaccounted for among some 60 people staying in the two ...

Mar 9, 2015

Kawasaki murder highlights poor support for single parents

The brutal murder of 13-year-old Ryota Uemura in Kawasaki last month has highlighted the challenges of single parenthood, which often involve struggles to sustain the family and adequately support children amid ineffective public assistance. Uemura’s case has prompted groups providing support and campaigning to ...

Mar 4, 2015

Society failed to save Uemura

Educators, local government officials and police officers need to reflect deeply on what could have been done to prevent the murder of Ryota Uemura.

Mar 2, 2015

Kawasaki suspect says he beat, stabbed 13-year-old victim

An 18-year-old youth arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy along the Tama River in Kawasaki has admitted to his role in the slaying, saying he used a box cutter to kill the boy, investigative sources said Monday. Two 17-year-old boys also ...