Tag - setagaya-ward



A sign banning the use of a water tap in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Friday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 7, 2024
Man arrested for allegedly rubbing his buttocks against water tap at Tokyo park
The man has admitted to the charge, saying he did it "to satisfy his sexual desire," according to the sources.
Manga illustrations displayed in a room of the renovated Former Residence of Theodora Ozaki in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Thursday
Feb 9, 2024
Tokyo building from Meiji Era to reopen as manga attraction
After renovations, the building will open as a facility with a gallery exhibiting original manga copies and illustrations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Longform
Jul 10, 2023
In Japan, plenty of inheritances, but no one to claim them
With deaths outpacing births by 2-to-1, dealing with the assets of the deceased is both a growing business and an administrative nightmare.
Japan Times
May 15, 2023
Uzbekistan-born lawmaker looks to turn love of Japan into social change
Orzugul, who was recently elected to a seat in the Setagaya Ward Assembly, is looking to use it to address concerns of marginalized groups — issues she is all too familiar with.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2021
As e-money gains ground in Japan, so do local digital currencies
Regional virtual currencies such as Setagaya Pay can be used in a specific city or ward and are intended to stimulate local economies that have been battered by the pandemic.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2016
As Japan's population slides, one mayor wrestles with overcrowding
As Japan's population shrinks and ages, some rural communities are in danger of extinction. Yet in Tokyo, one mayor has the opposite problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2015
Relative of murdered family says TV Asahi program misrepresented her
A relative of a Tokyo family that was murdered in 2000 has filed a complaint with the nation's TV watchdog, claiming a TV Asahi program on the unsolved case misrepresented her.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2015
Another ward in Tokyo to recognize same-sex couples
Tokyo's Setagaya Ward said it will start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as early as November to support the rights of sexual minorities, becoming the second municipal government in Japan to take such a step.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 6, 2015
Tokyo's Setagaya Ward to mull recognition of same-sex unions: mayor
The mayor of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, said Thursday he will consider publicly acknowledging long-term, same-sex couples as family members, following a groundbreaking proposal by another ward in the capital to do so by issuing certificates.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan