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Man convicted for confining mentally ill son in cage

/ Jun 27, 2018

Man convicted for confining mentally ill son in cage

A 73-year-old man received a suspended sentence Wednesday for illegally confining his mentally ill son in a wooden cage for years at their home in the city of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture. The Kobe District Court sentenced Yoshitane Yamasaki to 18 months in prison, suspended for ...

'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 ...