Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

May 24, 2017

Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

Sixteen people were hospitalized after inhaling a noxious gas at a food-processing factory in Yokohama, officials with the municipal fire department said. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Foods System factory in Isogo Ward when chemicals were being mixed to ...

Feb 20, 2017

All of Japan's big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway ...

Jan 26, 2017

On casinos, Osaka moves forward as Yokohama steps back


As a Liberal Democratic Party team tasked with recommending policies for casino resorts met this week, leaders in Osaka and Yokohama displayed opposite reactions to the prospect of hosting such facilities. On Wednesday, an LDP group began discussing a blueprint for the construction and ...