Mar 2, 2015

Key suspect in slaying of Kawasaki boy comes clean

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 on Monday. Two 17-year-old boys ...

Feb 27, 2015

Three teen suspects held in Kawasaki boy's slaying

Three male teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing to death a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki last week, investigative sources said. The eldest of the three, an 18-year-old resident believed to be the main suspect, told investigators he wishes to remain silent, while ...

Murdered Kawasaki boy may have been victim of bullying

Feb 24, 2015

Murdered Kawasaki boy may have been victim of bullying

A 13-year-old boy found dead on a riverbank in Kawasaki who may have been the victim of bullying was killed with multiple sharp objects, investigative sources said Tuesday, noting the victim had sustained a deep stab wound to the neck. A friend said Ryota ...

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 ...