Jan 27, 2017

JRFU announces venues for Brave Blossoms' June test matches

Japan’s June tests against Romania and Ireland will be played at 2019 Rugby World Cup venues in Kumamoto, Shizuoka and Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday. Japan host Romania on June 10 at Kumamoto’s Umakana-Yokana Stadium, which will be renamed Egao Kenko ...

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

Aug 18, 2016

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

A zoo in Shizuoka Prefecture is seeing a surge in visitors this summer after it started displaying an entirely white Mississippi alligator. The alligator is a 4-year-old female albino resulting from a mutation. It was brought from Germany and is the first of its ...

Jul 15, 2016

Body parts found in Shizuoka lake that of Hokkaido man, 32

The dismembered body of a man found last week in and around Lake Hamanako in Shizuoka Prefecture has been identified as that of a man from Hokkaido, police said Thursday. The victim was 32-year-old Yuto Demachi, who was originally from Bibai, Hokkaido. The police ...

Jul 14, 2016

Shizuoka Muslim group receives threats after Bangladesh terror attack

A Muslim association in Shizuoka says it has received threats of physical harm following the terrorist attack in Bangladesh earlier this month that left 20 people, including seven Japanese, dead. An official of the Shizuoka Muslim Association said Wednesday it had received four handwritten ...

Dismembered human body parts found in Shizuoka lake

Jul 8, 2016

Dismembered human body parts found in Shizuoka lake

Dismembered human body parts were found Friday in and around a lake in Shizuoka Prefecture, prompting police to launch an investigation. A man living near Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu found a right leg on the lakeside around 6:20 a.m. and notified the police, they ...

Jun 8, 2016

Takata, Nissan hit with first air bag criminal complaint

A woman in Japan has filed a criminal complaint against Takata Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. over injuries sustained when a Takata air bag ruptured in a vehicle collision last year, investigative sources said. It was the first such case in the nation related ...