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Students at Wakaura Elementary School in the city of Wakayama eat lunch in 2019. Wakayama Prefecture's school lunch program began in April 2017.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 3, 2023
Why a movement for free school lunches is spreading across Japan
By the end of this year, most of Tokyo’s wards will have policies to make lunch free in some form.
Koenji-based dance troupe Tengu-ren performs at an Awa odori event in Tokyo's Kagurazaka neighborhood a month before the Koenji Awa Odori.
CULTURE / Longform
Aug 26, 2023
The party returns to Koenji
While the COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary pause to one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals, its dancers never stopped practicing their steps.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Longform
Jun 19, 2023
Resurrecting a prince's home with a dark wartime past
Tekigaiso hosted meetings that helped set Japan's course during World War II. But with an extensive renovation taking place, how much of its story is set to be told?
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Victims remembered 78 years on from devastating U.S. air raid on Tokyo
Among the roughly 100 attendees at the memorial service in Suginami Ward were the surviving relatives of the victims, alongside Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Crown Prince and Princess.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2022
No backpedaling for Suginami Ward’s bicycling mayor
Satoko Kishimoto is a breath of fresh air in local politics. But can she bring about change?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2019
Colleague from baby care facility arrested after woman stabbed to death in Tokyo apartment
A 31-year-old worker at a special care facility for babies has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a colleague to death in her apartment in Tokyo last week, police have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2019
Woman stabbed to death in Tokyo apartment; police seek male suspect seen near site
A woman died after being stabbed in the back with a knife in a Tokyo apartment on Tuesday according to police, who are searching for a man who was seen leaving the site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2017
Woman's bound body found under kitchen floor of Tokyo home
A woman's body was found under the kitchen floor of a house in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, on Sunday and police are treating the case as a homicide.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2015
Before shinkansen self-immolation, suicidal man phoned Suginami Ward to relate money woes
The 71-year-old Tokyo man who burned himself to death last week on an Osaka-bound shinkansen train called the Suginami Ward office minutes beforehand to say he was having a hard time making ends meet, Kanagawa Prefectural Police have revealed.
Feb 28, 2013
Assemblyman's rebuke of moms seeking day care draws outrage
Mothers should remember that the responsibility of raising children lies first with each household before making "shameless" demands for more nursery schools, a Suginami Ward Assembly member wrote Feb. 21 in his blog, drawing hundreds of angry comments.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores