Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

National Aug 18, 2015

Three hurt in Kanagawa by wind gusts blamed on tornado

Three people were injured when a suspected tornado touched down Monday in Kanagawa Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency and the police. A 27-year-old man in the city of Fujisawa suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a panel blown by a strong ...

Smoke signals: Can Tokyo ever go smoke-free?

Lifestyle Jan 24, 2015

Smoke signals: Can Tokyo ever go smoke-free?

by Masami Ito

Japan has long held a reputation of being something of a paradise for smokers. Tobacco is, at least by Western standards, relatively cheap and people can still light up in many of the country's restaurants and bars. In fact, before the turn of the ...

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

National / Crime & Legal Jul 17, 2014

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a former prefectural assembly member for alleged possession of illegal stimulant drugs. Koichi Yokoyama, 41, who belonged to the Liberal Democratic Party until his resignation earlier this month, is suspected of possessing powder that contains outlawed substances. Police searched ...