Tag - kobe



Japan Times
Dec 19, 2015
Retiring Sawa, INAC reach Empress' Cup semifinals
Homare Sawa, who announced her retirement at the end of the season, will at least have another game before calling it a career after playing the full 90 minutes in INAC Kobe Leonessa's 2-0 win over AS Saitama in the Empress' Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2015
Wind rips down display at 21st Kobe Luminarie but no injuries reported
One of the displays at Kobe Luminarie, the illumination festival commemorating the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, collapsed Friday after apparently being buffeted by strong winds, the organizing committee said.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2015
Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe
A dazzling show of 100 detailed replicas of historical women's garments, "Kimono: From the Kofun to the Edo Period" at the Kobe Fashion Museum takes us back in time in two ways.
Japan Times
Nov 22, 2015
Bring back that Kobe feeling, 'cause it's gone, gone, gone
From the moment I stepped off the shinkansen at Shin-Kobe Station, I could feel a subtle difference between the Yokohama-Tokyo area and this city.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Nov 7, 2015
Get kids' education down to a science
If you've read my earlier Child's Play columns, then you probably know that my family and I will visit just about any place that deals with science and technology. Lucky for me, Tokyo is full of these places, but it certainly isn't the only city in Japan with learning opportunities like this.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 14, 2015
Shukan Post prints real name, photo of 1997 Kobe child killer
In a move certain to stir up controversy over the protection of the rights of minors, a weekly magazine publishes the real name and youth photo of a man who, as a teen in 1997, killed two children in Kobe.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 8, 2015
Yamaguchi-gumi splinter syndicate declares its launch
The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a new group that split from Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, has issued a document declaring its launch, investigative sources said
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2015
Gang split may end with a whimper, not a bang
A detective who specialized in organized crime once told me a dark joke: What type of crime occurs when a member of the yakuza kills another gangster? Answer: destruction of property.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 26, 2015
Yakuza syndicate raided over illegal dumping of toxic waste
Police raided the headquarters of Japan's largest yakuza syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, on Tuesday after 14 workers at a waste disposal plant in Kobe became sick.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jul 29, 2015
Douglas scores twice as Sanfrecce whip Vissel
Brazilian midfielder Douglas bagged his second double in as many games as Sanfrecce Hiroshima crushed Vissel Kobe 4-0 away on Wednesday night to maintain their perfect start to the second stage of the J. League.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2015
Child killer memoir 'Zekka' fuels calls for tougher proceeds-of-crime laws in Japan
More than a month after its publication, public outrage over a controversial memoir by a serial killer who targeted children when he was a minor has shown no sign of abating.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2015
Family of victim of Kobe child-killer calls for ban on criminals' memoirs
Enraged by the publication last month of a memoir by an infamous child serial killer from Kobe, the father of one of the victims petitioned the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday for a ban on criminals talking about their crimes, including in print and movies, without the permission of those...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 1, 2015
Child serial killer's memoir a hot seller, hot potato
A memoir detailing the macabre accounts of a 1997 juvenile serial killer is stirring controversy, but not only for its stomach-turning subject matter.
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 28, 2015
Leandro leaving Kashiwa for reunion with Nelsinho at Kobe
Kashiwa Reysol striker Leandro is rejoining Vissel Kobe.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 20, 2015
Unbeaten Urawa Reds earn first-stage title
Urawa Reds won the J. League first-stage title after drawing 1-1 against Vissel Kobe and stretching their record unbeaten run to 16 games on Saturday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2015
Publisher behind Kobe child killer's autobiography defends decision to go to print
Brushing aside mounting criticism, a Tokyo publisher has defended its decision to release a controversial autobiography penned by a former teenage serial killer, billing it as helpful to elucidate — and even deter — heinous juvenile crimes in society.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 17, 2015
Juvenile serial killer's book is best-seller, distributor says
Major book distributor Tohan Corp. has ranked a book by a former juvenile serial killer as its best-seller for last week.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2015
David Bickle: 'Never be afraid to ask (people) questions'
BCCJ president on the challenges of doing business in Japan and playing for the national rugby team.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2015
Kobe murderer writes ambiguously of regret and pleasure from 1997 child killings
The killer says in a controversial autobiography that he was an “incorrigible sexual deviant” who took grim satisfaction in dissecting animals and, ultimately, in murdering other humans.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 8, 2015
Kobe probes hospital over liver transplant deaths
The Kobe Municipal Government inspected a newly opened hospital on Monday where five out of nine patients who received livers from living donors died within a month of undergoing the procedure.


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