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

by Mark Brazil

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

by Tomohiro Osaki

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 ...