Tag - hamamatsu



A 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly stealing IDs and passwords of people attempting to buy his fictitious online game account by guiding them to a fake website.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 4, 2024
17-year-old boy arrested for stealing IDs on fake website
The 17-year-old compromised other people's accounts using their IDs and passwords and sent their funds to his own account.
A site near Lake Hamana in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, where a teenager's body was found
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Five arrested over death of teenager in Japan lake
The body of a 17-year-old boy with Chinese nationality was found in a central Japan lake earlier this month.
Police investigate around the site where a car driven by an elderly driver hit three elementary school children in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday.
Oct 26, 2023
Elderly motorist hits elementary school students in Shizuoka
The man was arrested at the scene for alleged negligent driving resulting in injury.
Gen Suzuki (center) and his defense team before entering the Hamamatsu branch of the Shizuoka Family Court in October
Oct 12, 2023
Requiring surgery for gender change unconstitutional: court
A Japanese court has said that a law requiring surgery to switch genders on a family registry is unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 26, 2023
Mayoral races in six major Japanese cities officially kick off
The mayoral elections, part of the first round of unified local polls next month, are set for April 9.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2023
That mystery orb on a Japanese beach? It was just a buoy.
A giant metal ball that washed up on a Japanese beach this week drew suspicion from authorities and wonder from the public. But the truth was rather mundane.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 25, 2021
Shift to EVs threatens jobs across Japan as small firms struggle to adapt
As many as 300,000 jobs may disappear in the nation if the automotive sector makes a full shift to electric vehicles — equal to about 10% of all current jobs in the industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2020
Synthesized drum roll, please: Roland back on the bourse in Tokyo
Roland saw its shares open at u00a52,954 on the first day of trading on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 4.7% below the IPO price of u00a53,100.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2020
Overheating Hamamatsu ties Japan's record high of 41.1 set in 2018
The report marked Hamamatsu's second consecutive day above 40 degrees (104 F) as temperatures soar across the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 3, 2020
Woman sues Japan over forced sterilization under eugenics law
The plaintiff has argued that she endured significant mental distress and that the 1948 law was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 8, 2020
Long-term expats in Hamamatsu less confident in Japanese than interns
Over three quarters of those not studying the language said they would like to, with 44 percent saying they had no time to do so because of work.
Japan Times
May 21, 2019
Shizuoka city advises some residents to evacuate as torrential downpours hit parts of Japan's main island
Heavy rain lashed Japan's main island of Honshu on Tuesday, disrupting rush-hour transport and prompting one city to advise residents to evacuate.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / A Weekend In
Apr 12, 2019
A weekend in Shizuoka: More than the sum of its tea fields
Little-known outside Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture hugs the coast to the south of Mount Fuji. Home to the Tokyo getaway of Izu, the prefecture is known as the starting point for three of the main hiking trails up Fuji, which forms the greater part of Shizuoka's northeastern boundary line, and for the volume...
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2018
Man sentenced to four years for abducting nurse who was later found dead
A court sentenced a 28-year-old man to four years in prison Thursday for abducting and confining a nurse who was later found dead in central Japan.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2018
Gaijin Day: How an event in Hamamatsu about unity proved to be divisive
Referring to Nikkei Brazilians and Peruvians as 'gaijin' was at the very least inaccurate and, at most, deeply offensive.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2018
Views from Hamamatsu: How do you feel about Gaijin Day and the G-word?
Residents of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, the city that hosted Gaijin Day on Sept. 1, were asked what they thought of the name of the event.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2018
Former UCLA, Japan pro basketball player Billy Knight dies in suicide after abuse charges
The basketball world is mourning the passing of Billy Knight. The death of the former UCLA basketball shooting guard, whose long overseas career included stints with four pro teams in Japan, has sent shock waves throughout the sport.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2018
Two men arrested in connection to woman's body abandoned on mountain in Shizuoka Prefecture
Two men have been detained in connection with the abandonment of a woman's body, which was confirmed Tuesday to be that of a nurse who went missing last month, police said.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2018
Panasonic employee drives innovation by connecting young, enterprising new entrants to Japan's workforce
It's often difficult for people to maintain the enterprising spirit they had when they first entered the workplace, fresh out of university.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2017
Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech
The South Georgia Technical College women's basketball team has quietly built a stellar program in recent years. With a vision and purposeful planning, coach James Frey, in his fifth season at the helm, and his staff have recruited smartly and found players, from near and far, including Japan, who fit...


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan