Tag - hachioji



Japan Times
May 27, 2018
Grouses edge Volters in playoff to remain in first division
In a hard-fought battle, the Toyama Grouses came through in the final minute to beat the Kumamoto Volters 88-85 in the B. League promotion/relegation playoff game at Yokohama Arena on Sunday evening.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2017
Japan's geisha battle to protect their future
A handful of traditional female entertainers across the country are experimenting with innovative ways of preserving their culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2017
Suspect in Zama murders says killings began in late August
Takahiro Shiraishi, who worked at as sex industry scout, tells police that some of his victims were teenage girls.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2017
Imprisoned Japanese Red Army founder Shigenobu holds out hope for revolution
The imprisoned founder of the Japanese Red Army admits her efforts to bring revolution to Japan in the 1970s and '80s ended in failure but she remains optimistic that public protest can check government moves to alter the pacifist Constitution.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 30, 2015
Home in on Japan's postwar architecture
In the 1960s, architect Kazuo Shinohara made a famous comment in Shinkenchiku magazine: "Residence is art. ... Residence should be outside of what is believed as architecture, it should rather be considered as a form of art, like paintings and sculptures." A bold statement considering that unlike paintings...
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2015
Deceased man linked to fingerprint in 1995 supermarket triple-murder had alibi
A deceased man police believed to be a potential suspect in a 1995 triple-murder at a suburban Tokyo supermarket due to a fingerprint found at the scene was elsewhere at the time of the crime, investigative sources said Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 27, 2014
Suspect in Tokyo hospital arson attack turns himself in
Police have arrested a man who turned himself in following an arson attack on the Tokai University Hachioji Hospital in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2014
'Hirayama Ikuo: Message to the Next Generations'
Ikuo Hirayama (1930-2009), who experienced the World War II atomic bombing of Japan, based his artistic values on his strong Buddhist faith and his search for peace. He traveled along the Silk Road to research the history of Japanese art and worked on many bold and grand paintings with Buddhist themes,...
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2014
Man admits slaying teen girlfriend
An unemployed 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend to death at his home in Hachioji, Tokyo, the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday.
Nov 1, 2013
McDonald's store pulls, apologizes for homeless sign
The McDonald's fast-food chain apologizes for a sign at one of its outlets in western Tokyo barring homeless people from entering.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 24, 2013
Canada court denies extradition appeal to man over 1995 Tokyo killings
An appeals court in Toronto on Monday upheld a lower court's decision to extradite a Chinese man living in Canada who Japanese police believe may know who murdered three women in a Tokyo suburb in 1995.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals