Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

Jun 26, 2015

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

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Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture opened for the summer on Friday as it battles to attract visitors following a clampdown on rowdy partygoers that saw numbers drop by more than half last year. Cloudy skies greeted participants in an opening ceremony featuring around 400 ...

Zushi bans offensive beach activities

Feb 27, 2014

Zushi bans offensive beach activities

The municipal assembly of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, passed rare legislation Wednesday prohibiting loud music and huts staying open at night on a beach in the city. The ordinance reform by the assembly followed complaints from local residents in recent years over loud parties at ...

Weather in Japan: from balmy to barmy

| Feb 8, 2014

Weather in Japan: from balmy to barmy

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The division of Japan into distinct climatic zones means that anyone traveling around the country will normally encounter quite predictable demands in terms of clothing requirements; while for those in any one area the local weather forecast will be correct more often than not. ...

Zushi looks to tame its unruly summer beach

Jan 29, 2014

Zushi looks to tame its unruly summer beach

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Fed up with what it considers deteriorating moral standards among young beachgoers, the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, is scrambling to purge its popular beach of disorderly and intimidating visitors, typically out-of-control drunks and people with tattoos associated with yakuza. The city will submit ...

Nov 8, 2013

Stalking victim info leak laid to tax man

A former tax division chief in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, may have been the person who leaked personal information on a local housewife that enabled a stalker to track her to her home and murder her last November, police sources said Friday. A key focus ...

Mere mortal waddles on water

| Jun 20, 2010

Mere mortal waddles on water

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From a distance, Tatsuro Yokoi looks like a pirate clinging to the mast of a sunken galleon. Move closer — sorry, make that swim closer — and you notice he lacks the eye patch, the parrot on the shoulder and the hook for a ...