Child care workers held over infant heatstroke death

Jul 24, 2015

Child care workers held over infant heatstroke death

Tochigi Prefecture Police have arrested the former owner of a child care facility in Utsunomiya and her two children for causing the death of a 9-month-old girl who was under their care last year. The police on Thursday arrested Yokohama resident Kumiko Kimura, 58, ...

Jul 13, 2015

Parked ambulance starts rolling, injures man

A parked ambulance rolled forward and rear-ended a station wagon in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, injuring a 28-year-old man. The wagon, with nine people inside — including five children aged 7 or younger — was parked 10 meters from the ambulance. The injured man was ...

Aug 5, 2014

Dead woman found in box on Tochigi roadside

Utsunomiya Tochigi Pref. The body of a woman in her 20s or 30s was found in a corrugated carton on a roadside in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, according to police. The body, which was found at around 11:20 a.m. Monday, did not have noticeable injuries. ...

Feb 26, 2013

Tochigi earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Tochigi Prefecture and its vicinity Monday, setting buildings in the capital swaying but causing no tsunami, seismologists said. NHK said no abnormalities were detected at nuclear power plants near the epicenter, which was north of Tokyo, where buildings rocked for ...