A blaze in Tokyo high-rise kills one, hospitalizes 10 others

National Jan 24, 2017

A blaze in Tokyo high-rise kills one, hospitalizes 10 others

One woman died and another 10 people were injured after a fire broke out in a 26-story condominium high-rise in Tokyo's Toshima Ward early Tuesday morning. According to the Tokyo Fire Department, which received a call around 4:25 a.m., the fire started in a second-floor ...

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

National Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Tokyo's Toshima Ward plans to restore Tokiwa-so, a wooden apartment building known for housing many manga artists, including Osamu Tezuka, to promote the nation's anime culture. The ward will create the building at a park near the place where Tokiwa-so originally stood, ward officials said ...

National / Crime & Legal May 12, 2015

Three held over 'JK' schoolgirl exploitation in Tokyo

Tokyo police have arrested three people, including a 41-year-old shop owner, for providing sexually suggestive services involving high school girls in apparent violation of labor laws, investigation sources said. The shop offered so-called "JK" services in which underage girls would fold origami while posing with ...