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KANAGAWA PREFECTURE

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CULTURE / Art
Jun 2, 2022
Kazuto Ishimaru and the Salon de Suigeikan: A strange world of masks, leather and drunken giant whales
Artists Masamichi and Kazuto Ichimaru are a father-and-son duo who run one of the strangest museums in Kanagawa Prefecture.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 9, 2022
The lines blur at Hakone’s Bar Hotel
The Bar Hotel Hakone Kazan can be viewed as a bar-themed hotel or a hotel-themed bar. Staying there is a luxurious experience either way.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
May 2, 2021
It’s open season for strawberries at Kawana Farm
It might not be strawberry fields forever, but this 30-minute, all-you-can-eat strawberry-picking experience is a sweet family excursion.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2019
Car used by fugitive to escape arrest Wednesday found in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture
A car used by a fugitive was found late Wednesday night near Tokyo, hours after the man convicted of assault and theft brandished a knife and fled in the vehicle from police and prosecutors trying to take him into custody, officials said.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2019
'I killed a cat with poisoned food': Message board post leads Japanese police to serial feline killer
A 29-year-old man who has admitted to poisoning cats in Kanagawa Prefecture last November said he was driven by his long-standing hatred of felines.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 10, 2017
All nine victims of Zama serial killer identified, including three high school girls
Nine people dismembered by a serial killer in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, are formally identified by the police, including three female high school students.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Oct 22, 2016
Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club
Bright and vivacious young women are in great demand as TV announcers. For many in Japan, the stepping stone to a career in broadcast news has been the annual Miss Keio contest, held during the autumn festival at the nation's most prestigious private university: Keio, in Tokyo's Minato Ward.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2016
Police investigate students at Tokyo's Keio University over gang rape allegation
Police have opened an investigation into male students belonging to a group that organizes Keio University's annual beauty pageant on suspicion they raped a student in a facility in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, according to sources.
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JAPAN
Aug 19, 2014
Ospreys fly to Atsugi base again en route to training
Four MV-22 Osprey aircraft flew on Monday to the Atsugi air base, which is jointly used by the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force, in Kanagawa Prefecture for the third time amid local protests.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
May 18, 2014
Stone, sweat and stamps: chasing Jizos in Kamakura
Amy Chavez gets to know Jizo Bosatsu — the Buddhist deity who looks after travelers and children — a little better, by embarking on a 24-site Jizo Pilgrimage jog through Kamakura.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 28, 2014
Fujisawa: What do you think of the new rules for standardizing English on public signs?
New transport ministry guidelines require that public signs use standardized English words to replace Romanized Japanese words. So what do tourists and residents in Enoshima think of the changes?
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2013
Texts alleging forced observance of anthem, flag axed
A Japanese history textbook that takes a critical look at the national anthem and flag controversy has been dropped for use at public high schools in Kanagawa Prefecture starting next school year at the prefectural board of education's request.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 16, 2011
The hills of Kotsubo hide the tombs of fallen samurai
No matter how warm and sunny the day, there's always a chill in Mandarado Yagura, a samurai graveyard in Kotsubo, right at the boundary between Kamakura and Zushi in Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Yokohama.
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LIFE / Travel
Aug 21, 2011
Coming of age in Kamakura
When I first went to Kamakura I was 16 and full of wonder and anger and curiosity; a coiled hope poised at the edge of experience.
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LIFE / Travel
Jun 21, 2009
Enoshima: Stepping back into 'old Japan'
Crossing Enoshima Benten Bridge to Enoshima Island in Sagami Bay, 80 km south of Tokyo, I was stopped in my tracks by a pair of mustard-eyed dragons slithering down gray granite lanterns. A man dismounted his bicycle and asked if I needed help. No, only his story, I replied.
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LIFE / Travel
May 10, 2009
Kawasaki risen from the grit with plenty to offer
Back in December 1972, having just taken a job with a Japan Airlines subsidiary, I moved into the company's bachelors dormitory at Miyauchi 2-chome in Kawasaki's Nakahara Ward.
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LIFE / Travel / GRAND OLD HOTELS
Oct 24, 2008
Jogashima: Awash with thousands of cherry blossoms
The escalator at the Keikyu Line's Misakiguchi Station transported me to a windswept hilltop where a booth provided information on places to pick mikan (tangerines) and shops sold tuna, toasted laver bread and horse mackerel seasoned with mirin (a rice wine). I boarded a bus. As it descended between mikan orchards and freshly planted fields, I noted further intimations of the sea — trucks emblazoned with "Tuna Express" and "High-Class Blue Fin Tuna." After arriving at the harbor, I strolled along a waterfront crowded with shoals of tuna restaurants.
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LIFE / Travel / GRAND OLD HOTELS
Aug 1, 2008
Romancing the West: Kamakura's charming boutique hotel
The symmetrical beauty of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the meditative colossus of Kotokuin, and the Zen-inspired splendors of Kenchoji and Enkakuji may win Kamakura inscription on the World Heritage List. Comparatively unknown are its Western-style buildings constructed after Kamakura became accessible from Tokyo by rail in about an hour in 1889. Those meriting preservation receive the designation "Scenically Important Structures."
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LIFE / Travel
Mar 18, 2005
Hakone museum displays the true genius of Lalique's glasswork
An inspirational new attraction is coming to Hakone, the highland resort in Kanagawa Prefecture renowned as a stomping ground for the rich and famous. In addition to its luxury hotels and ryokan, the curative powers of its spa water and astoundingly beautiful scenery, Hakone will soon offer another attraction -- a new museum housing Japan's most extensive collection of Rene Lalique, the legend of jewelry and glass design.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 5, 2004
Hitting the spectacular views and open-air baths Hakone
Autumn is probably the best season for travel, with the weather turning cooler but not too cold, and leaves imbuing the landscape with a rich kaleidoscope of color. Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture is one of the best places to admire the autumn hues. And there is still time to enjoy the late autumn colors in this small hot-spring resort while relaxing in an open-air bath.

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