National / Crime & Legal Mar 19, 2014

Baby sitter in Saitama used fake name: mom

The 26-year-old baby sitter from Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, under arrest for allegedly abandoning the body of a 2-year-old boy who had been in his care, had offered his services under a fictitious name, police said Wednesday. Yuji Motte was arrested Tuesday after police discovered the ...

Searching for Mount Fuji

Travel Jun 2, 2013

Searching for Mount Fuji

by Winifred Bird

Japan is full of good place names. Who can resist Utsukushigahara (Beautiful Field) in Nagano Prefecture, Ginza (Golden Seat) in Tokyo or the sad irony of Fukushima — Isle of Good Fortune?