'Congestion pricing' eyed to ease traffic in top tourist spots

Sep 7, 2017

'Congestion pricing' eyed to ease traffic in top tourist spots

The transport ministry plans to test "congestion pricing" in four municipalities with major tourist attractions, including Kyoto and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The plan was presented to a panel on Thursday, with tests slated to begin this fall in Kamakura, Kobe and Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. No ...

Mar 6, 2017

Japan's second baby hatch postponed

The planned establishment of Japan's second baby hatch, a place where people can anonymously leave unwanted babies, in Kobe has been put off, according to the nonprofit organization preparing to manage the facility. The NPO said Monday that it notified the Kobe Municipal Government and ...