National / Science & Health Feb 17, 2020

Two new cases of COVID-19 hit Kanto area

Two fresh cases of the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 were reported in the Kanto region on Monday. The first case of the virus emerged at Sagamihara Chuo Hospital in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, the hospital announced on its website. One staff member ...

Japanese postman failed to deliver — 24,000 times, police say

National Jan 23, 2020

Japanese postman failed to deliver — 24,000 times, police say

A 61-year-old postman failed to deliver thousands of postal items that he kept at his home instead, police said Thursday. About 24,000 undelivered items were found in the man's home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said the police, who sent his case to prosecutors. "It was too ...

Landslides damage 2020 Olympic road race cycling course in Kanagawa

National Oct 18, 2019

Landslides damage 2020 Olympic road race cycling course in Kanagawa

The Sagamihara Municipal Government on Thursday said part of the Olympic cycling road race course has been hit by landslides along National Highway 413 in Kanagawa Prefecture. The landslides were triggered by the devastating rain caused by Typhoon Hagibis over the weekend, city officials said, ...