Tag - ota-ward



The area along the Tama River where a suitcase containing the body of Tadayuki Hara was found.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2024
Five suspects accused of murder after body found near Tokyo river
The new warrants allege that the five suspects conspired to strangle the victim in an apartment in Tokyo's Ota Ward last December.
The creator of "hanetsuki gyōza" is Isao Yagi, and his restaurant, Nihao, can be found right on the border of Tokyo and Kawasaki in Ota Ward.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2024
How ‘winged’ gyōza took flight from a Tokyo suburb
I mistakenly thought these crispy delights had been around for as long as “gyōza” themselves, but their creator is alive and cooking today.
Firefighters near the building that was burned, near Omori Station in Tokyo on Sunday.
Feb 4, 2024
Fire near train station in Tokyo halts key transportation corridor
According to JR East, services on the Keihin Tohoku and Tokaido lines were suspended for about three hours after the fire broke out shortly past 10 a.m.
Haneda Innovation City, a new business hub near Tokyo's Haneda Airport, held its grand opening on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 16, 2023
Haneda’s new business hub holds grand opening
While Tokyo has a number of business hub facilities, Haneda Innovation City's proximity to an airport makes it unique.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 10, 2023
Suspect arrested after junior high school boy stabbed in Tokyo's Ota Ward
The 13-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital, but his injuries appeared not to be life-threatening.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
New developments seek to turn Haneda Airport area into major business hub
Haneda Airport Garden and Haneda Innovation City are part of an attempt to draw new companies and visitors to the area around the Tokyo airport.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2021
Couple sues Japanese government for not recognizing gender transition
Tokyo's Meguro and Ota wards have refused to recognize a woman's gender transition due to the legal status of same-sex marriages in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 9, 2020
Tokyo mom who left daughter to starve to death sent to prosecutors
Saki Kakehashi has admitted leaving Noa at their apartment for eight days in early June while with her boyfriend in Kagoshima Prefecture, according to police.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2020
Haneda begins temperature checks for domestic flights to combat virus
All passengers departing on domestic flights from Tokyo's Haneda Airport are now required to have their temperatures checked before boarding as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus from the capital, which has recently seen a significant increase in new infections.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Dec 28, 2019
Hatsuhinode: Where to see the first sunrise of the decade
There's never a better time to catch sunrise in Japan than at new year. From Tokyo Tower to the coast of Chiba Prefecture, here are 10 of the best places to see the first sunrise of the year near Tokyo.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2018
Highly pathogenic H5N6-type virus found in dead goshawk in Tokyo prompts Japan's Environment Ministry to raise avian influenza alert level
The Environment Ministry said Wednesday that a highly pathogenic, H5N6-type avian influenza virus was detected in a dead northern goshawk found earlier this month at a park in Tokyo's Ota Ward.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2016
Tokyo's Ota Ward approves first short-term, Airbnb-style home rentals
An online travel service provider gets government accreditation to start renting out private homes on the model popularized by Airbnb.
Jan 29, 2016
Tokyo's Ota Ward gives OK to renting private homes, rooms to tourists
Ota Ward, Tokyo, on Friday started accepting applications from residents and businesses to let rooms or homes to visitors as a way to alleviate hotel shortages amid an increasing number of foreign tourists.
Dec 8, 2015
Tokyo's Ota Ward allows temporary condo rentals to tourists
To help meet rising demand for accommodations in Tokyo, the Ota Ward Assembly has passed an ordinance allowing condominium owners to rent vacant units to the record numbers of international travelers coming to Japan.
Japan Times
May 30, 2015
Flora, fauna and fellows on the river
With summer's heat punching in early this year, I'm already angling for riverside relief. I trundle down to Ota Ward's Rokugodote, the southernmost train station in Tokyo's 23 wards, and a stone's throw from the Tamagawa (Tama River). The 138-km-long Tamagawa, which in this location divides Tokyo from...
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2013
Tokyo bathhouses look to tap foreigners but ensure they behave
Bathhouses in Tokyo are taking greater steps to welcome foreigners visiting the capital by preparing a guidance manual and poster in several languages to help them understand the proper etiquette for communal bathing so they can avoid embarrassments.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan