Jul 2, 2015

Japan court orders Google to remove past arrest reports

A Japanese court has issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove Internet search results that include reports of a man’s arrest, court documents showed Thursday. The Saitama District Court order dated June 25 said the man, who was convicted of violating the child ...

Moomin-themed amusement park to open in Saitama in 2017

Jul 2, 2015

Moomin-themed amusement park to open in Saitama in 2017

Investment firm Fintech Global Inc. said Tuesday it will build a Moomin-themed amusement park in Saitama Prefecture, with plans to open the facility in 2017. According to the Tokyo-based company, it will be the first such theme park outside Finland, the homeland of the ...

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 ...