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KANAGAWA YOKOHAMA

An earthquake registering a maximum of 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 struck Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture and other surrounding areas on Sunday morning, the Meteorological Agency said.
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Jan 28, 2024
Magnitude 4.8 quake shakes Tokyo and Kanagawa
The 8:59 a.m. quake registered a 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in areas of Tokyo and Yokohama.
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Mar 9, 2022
From housing to jobs to education, support grows for Ukrainians fleeing to Japan
Yokohama and Osaka Prefecture are among the local governments looking to help evacuees by providing housing and other services.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 8, 2021
Casino takes top billing, but Yokohama mayoral election may offer hints to Suga's fate
The main issue is a casino project at Yamashita Pier. Six of the eight candidates, including staunch Suga ally Hachiro Okonogi, are against the plan.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 31, 2021
The risk of vote-splitting makes casinos more likely in Yokohama
Press outlets begin to speculate on the true intentions of the Yokohama mayoral race's many independent candidates.
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Jul 8, 2021
Yokohama election turns into test for government’s casino resort plan
With a longtime Suga ally entering the race and coming out in opposition to casinos, next month's mayoral vote has become a major challenge to the prime minister on his own turf.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2021
Public safety commission chief Hachiro Okonogi to run for Yokohama mayor
The election bid will see the 56-year-old resign from his Cabinet post, though he did not specify when he plans to do so when asked at a news conference.
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Feb 5, 2021
One year after the Diamond Princess outbreak, COVID-19 lessons still to be learned
The outbreak of COVID-19 on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama last February provided an early test of Japan's defenses against a deadly virus that would later go on to upend our lives.
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Oct 31, 2020
Spectator cap raised at Yokohama Stadium for high-tech anti-virus experiment
The flow of people in the roofless stadium and the percentage of those wearing masks will be studied using NEC Corp.'s high-tech facial recognition technology.
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JAPAN
Oct 15, 2020
Yokohama Stadium to be packed with 27,000 to test virus measures
Officials said they would monitor the flow and density of spectators during the three-day trial, as well as how many wear masks, using high-precision cameras.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 1, 2020
Peeling back the hospital curtain: One Japanese hospital's fight against COVID-19
As the country emerges from a state of emergency, hospitals like one in Yokohama face the prospect of operating in the shadow of a virus with no treatment or cure.
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Jun 30, 2020
Kanagawa reports 31 new COVID-19 cases as Tokyo tops 50 for fifth straight day
New cases of COVID-19 infections jumped to 31 in Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday, up from seven the previous day, the largest daily rise in a month, while neighboring Tokyo confirmed 54 cases, recording more than 50 for the fifth straight day.
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Mar 4, 2020
Typhoon-flooded Musashikosugi plunges in Kanto ranking of top places to live
The Musashikosugi district in Kanagawa Prefecture plunged in this year's rankings of most desirable places to live in the Kanto region, a private survey showed Tuesday.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2020
Japan's COVID-19 response in focus as woman let off cruise ship tests positive
A growing number of questions are being raised about the government's decision not to isolate passengers allowed to leave the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its failure to test some others during the quarantine period.
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Feb 20, 2020
COVID-19 spread on Diamond Princess before quarantine, report suggests
Transmission toward the end of the quarantine period occurred mostly among crew or within passenger cabins, the report also said.
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Feb 19, 2020
Diamond Princess ordeal ends for passengers who tested negative for COVID-19
The evacuation began Wednesday of a cruise ship quarantined after an outbreak of new coronavirus COVID-19, with several hundred passengers who had tested negative being allowed to leave the ship.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 16, 2020
Canada and Hong Kong to evacuate passengers from virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship
Canada and Hong Kong are planning to charter planes to evacuate their citizens onboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner docked in Yokohama, the two governments said in separate statements Saturday.
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JAPAN
Feb 15, 2020
U.S. to send plane to Japan to evacuate Americans on cruise ship; 67 more infections reported on board
The U.S. government will send a chartered aircraft to evacuate its citizens from the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship which is currently quarantined in Yokohama port.
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Jan 23, 2020
Japanese postman failed to deliver — 24,000 times, police say
A 61-year-old postman failed to deliver thousands of postal items that he kept at his home instead, police said Thursday.
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JAPAN
Dec 24, 2019
Police reconstruct fatal Yokohama collision between train and truck
Police investigators on Tuesday staged a reconstruction of a fatal accident in September that saw an express train collide with a delivery truck at a railway crossing in Yokohama.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 25, 2019
Diamond worth ¥200 million stolen from exhibition in Yokohama
A diamond with a market value of ¥200 million ($1.8 million) was stolen from a convention facility in Yokohama, police said Thursday.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
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