British Embassy's Meiji Era villa reopens in Tochigi

Jun 30, 2016

British Embassy's Meiji Era villa reopens in Tochigi

A ceremony was held Thursday to celebrate the reopening of the renovated British Embassy villa in Tochigi Prefecture, offering a glimpse into the lives of British diplomats more than a century ago. During the ceremony, British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens said he was ...

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 ...