White tiger undergoes knee surgery in Kanagawa

National Dec 12, 2013

White tiger undergoes knee surgery in Kanagawa

In an apparent first, a rare white tiger had surgery Tuesday on its right back knee at an animal hospital in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, with veterinarians declaring the five-hour operation a success. The 9-month-old male from Tobu Zoo in Saitama Prefecture had trouble walking after ...

National Aug 29, 2013

Railway's answer to cheating, combative rider: judo flip

A Keikyu Line railway employee handed a violent passenger a surprise earlier this week at Yokohama Station by flipping him with a judo throw after the man punched her, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police said. Hiroshi Ebina, 34, an unemployed Yokohama man, allegedly hit the woman, ...

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

Art Aug 26, 2013

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

by Toshi Maeda

What's on show at this new, nature-themed high-tech museum should appeal to your senses — literally. Take in the smell of the ocean while watching penguins wander in the polar region. Feel the wild presence of the world's biggest lizard right next to you as ...