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 ...

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

National Jan 10, 2014

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

Two sewer maintenance workers fell unconscious and two others suffered minor injuries Friday at a work site in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in what police and firefighters suspect was a case of gas poisoning. Three of the four workers were briefly in a state of cardiac ...

National Dec 12, 2013

Kanagawa considers aid for pro-North Korean schools

The Kanagawa Prefectural Government may institute tuition aid for students attending pro-Pyongyang Korean schools and other non-Japanese schools after assistance for the Korean schools was shelved earlier this year because North Korea conducted a nuclear test. "We would like to ensure opportunities for students to ...

White tiger undergoes knee surgery in Kanagawa

National Dec 12, 2013

White tiger undergoes knee surgery in Kanagawa

In an apparent first, a rare white tiger had surgery Tuesday on its right back knee at an animal hospital in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, with veterinarians declaring the five-hour operation a success. The 9-month-old male from Tobu Zoo in Saitama Prefecture had trouble walking after ...

National Sep 5, 2013

Heavy rain hits wide areas, causes flooding in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture suffered from flooding Thursday after heavy rain hit Kanto-Koshin and Tokai regions, disrupting train services and leaving a widespread area with unstable atmospheric conditions. The Meteorological Agency issued warnings for landslides, flooding and thunderstorms with strong gusts or tornadoes in Hokkaido and eastern ...

The hills of Kotsubo hide the tombs of fallen samurai

Travel Oct 16, 2011

The hills of Kotsubo hide the tombs of fallen samurai

by Kris Kosaka

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. In this secreted locale little more than an hour by ...

Coming of age in Kamakura

Travel Aug 21, 2011

Coming of age in Kamakura

by Skye Hohmann

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. I stood then for the first time in the crowded clearing at the foot of the great bronze Buddha, ...