Tag - fuchu



Japan Times
May 28, 2023
Japan slowly wakes up to health risks of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’
Residents in western Tokyo have been testing themselves to measure their exposure, with results showing levels of the chemicals that could bring long-term health risks.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2020
Tokyo may dedicate hospitals in Shibuya and Fuchu to COVID-19
The facilities would mainly focus on coronavirus patients with mild to moderate symptoms.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2020
Sakakibara siblings set course for Tokyo 2020
When it came time for Sydney-based brother and sister BMX riders Kai and Saya Sakakibara to decide which country they would represent as athletes, the Olympic hopefuls were spoiled for choice.
Aug 22, 2019
Japan eyes new defense unit to monitor space from ASDF base in west Tokyo
The Defense Ministry has decided to make a budget request for a new space monitoring unit to be set up in fiscal 2020 within its air forces, government sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2019
Basketball robot Cue3 and B. League's Alvark Tokyo join Olympic effort to teach students math
In an unusual combination of disciplines, a basketball-shooting robot created by Japan's leading automaker helped students at a Tokyo elementary school on Friday to learn math.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 26, 2019
Kurayami Matsuri: A long night of darkness, a long night of revelry
Past, present and future traditions collide at the centuries-old Darkness Festival at Fuchu's Okunitama Shrine, one of the oldest in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2017
Bodybuilder in Fuchu held on suspicion of abusing ex-girlfriend's twins
A Tokyo man has been arrested on suspicion of long-term child abuse involving his ex-girlfriend's twin 8-year-old sons.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2016
Reverse Paintings on Glass: The 200 Years of Dazzling History
Dec. 23-Feb. 26
Japan Times
Jan 5, 2016
'Isamu Wakabayashi: Flying Leaves and Oscillation'
Jan. 9-Feb. 28
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2015
Jiro Oyamada's dark side exposes his highlights
When it comes to selecting "tortured artists" — those driven to create from the deep wells of their souls by immense suffering — the 20th-century Japanese painter Jiro Oyamada must seem like a shoo-in. The Fuchu Art Museum, in the western suburbs of Tokyo, is now celebrating the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth because he had a close connection to the area before his mysterious disappearance in 1971.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 23, 2014
Former drug addict relieved to be alive
You won't find an air conditioner in any inmate wings at Fuchu Prison, no matter how hot it is outside. And on this sweltering, cloudless day in August, it is certainly hot. Two members from Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (DARC) are preparing to hold a session with a group of repeat drug offenders in a room that is kept cool with only a fan. Vibrant sunlight streams through the lace curtains, giving the scene a somewhat surreal backdrop. Every once and a while, a gust of wind wafts through the room, making the temperature just bearable despite the suffocating heat.
Japan Times
May 23, 2013
'Dreams as Seen in Modern Western Paintings'
Yasuo Kono, a businessman with an interest in art and music, had an eye for acquiring Western-style art. His collection is renowned throughout Japan and has been praised by many for its impressive number of musically inspired modern works. This exhibition showcases 200 paintings from Kono's collection.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves