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The Chiba District Court said Monday it will begin the trial under the lay judge system for a man indicted for murdering a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl last year on June 4. Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, has been also indicted on other charges including abandoning the body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, in a case that ...
CHIBA - The CHIBA District Court said Monday the lay judge trial for the man charged with the murder of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl last year will start on June 4. Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, was also indicted on other charges, including abandonment of the body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, a case that shocked the ...

... first in the rankings of little-known good places to live, followed by Akabane. Wako in Saitama Prefecture also made the list. The online survey, conducted almost every year since 2010, drew responses from 7,000 people from 20 to 49 residing in Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki ...
Police in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, said Saturday that three youths, two aged 18 and one 17-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of killing an 85-year-old woman at her home last Sunday night or early Monday morning. According to Police, the three - who cannot be named because they are minors ...
CHIBA (TR) - CHIBA Prefectural Police have re-arrested five persons, including an organized crime member, over a shooting in Matsudo City last year that left one man seriously injured, reports Fuji News Network (Mar. 2). On May 10, a gunman on a motorcycle approached a van at an intersection on ...
The Americans, with their colorful longboards, were a revelation to the Japanese and from here the sport rapidly caught on. In 1966, the same year that The Beach Boys came out with "Good Vibrations," Japan held its first surfing competition on a beach in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, with 99 participants, ...

CHIBA - Two men, a woman and a teenager were arrested Monday on suspicion of setting fire to a house in Chiba Prefecture and killing its sole resident. The four friends were spotted near the house in Inzai when the fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, the police said. The house was completely ...
A local bar association said Wednesday that its policy toward the creation of a respectful environment for sexual minorities calls for removing unnecessary sex-identity questions on registration forms. The Chiba Bar Association said it came up with the guidelines, the first of their kind on LGBT issues, ...
SAKURA, Chiba Prefecture--A popular museum here has made a shock decision to sell off all its Japanese paintings, some of which were produced by the nation's greatest artists. The masterpieces housed at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art include the folding-screen painting "Crows and ...
I'm incapable of staying objective about owner Michael Carsten's renovations to V Bar. It's gone full cyberpunk, a dark place of blue and red lights plucked right out of Blade Runner. To match, it has a new name: Chiba Bar, for the capital of Chiba Prefecture in Japan, a setting in William Gibson's 1984 ...
Chiba (TR) - Chiba Prefectural police believe a woman stabbed a 21-year-old man on a road in Funabashi City on Saturday before leaping to her death from a building nearby, reports TBS News (Feb. 25). At around 2:30 p.m., the man altered emergency services, claiming he had been stabbed on a road ...
The stock of Chiba BANK LTD THE ORDINARY SHARES JA (OTCMKTS:CHBAF) registered an increase of 7.45% in short interest. CHBAF's total short interest was 5.89M shares in February as published by FINRA. Its up 7.45% from 5.49M shares, reported previously. The stock increased 3.68% or $0.25 ...
February 22 (Renewables Now) - Tokyo-based Toyo engineering Corp (TYO:6330) announced on Tuesday it has received an order to build a 32-MW direct current (DC) photovoltaic (PV) plant in Katsuura City, Chiba Prefecture. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract has been awarded by local firm ...
Chiba (TR) - Chiba Prefectural police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old elementary school teacher from Hiroshima Prefecture for allegedly coercing a girl to send him obscene photographs of her via social media, reports Nikkan sports (Feb. 22). On October 15, Yoshiaki Murai, a teacher in Hiroshima ...
Chiba (TR) - Investigative sources with the Chiba Prefectural police have revealed that one of the four persons arrested after a charred corpse was found in a burned-out residence in Inzai City told an acquaintance after the incident that a flammable liquid was sprayed inside beforehand, reports TBS News ...
Naoki Higashida gazes out of a window in a room in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, during an interview with The Japan News in late January. ... success of "The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism" has exhibited the existence of a young boy in Chiba Prefecture to the world.
Chiba, Japan -- weather forecasting company Weathernews Inc. is preparing to ship 1,000 pollen-detecting robots across the nation. The firm's Pollen Robo is a spherical device 15 centimeters in diameter and roughly designed to resemble a human face. The robot measures pollen levels by ingesting air ...

Suspects Junya Nakauchi, 20, of Tokyo's Sumida Ward, Taiga Kanazaki, 20, of Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, Miku Kanno, 20, of no fixed address, and a 16-year-old girl from Tokyo have been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson of an inhabited building. police believe that the four set a fire inside the ...
On Sunday, police apprehended Junya Nakauchi (20), a resident of Tokyo's Sumida Ward, Taiga Kanazaki (20), a resident of Inzai, Miku Sugano (20), of no known residence, and a 16-year-old girl inside their van in a parking lot Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The following day, police accused the four ...
Chiba - Two men, a woman and a teenager were arrested Monday on suspicion of setting fire to a house in Chiba Prefecture and killing its sole resident. The four friends were spotted near the house in Inzai when the fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, the police said. The house was completely ...
Chiba (TR) - Chiba Prefectural police on Friday arrested a 50-year-old robotics researcher who is suspected of trespassing into the residences of women to photograph their underwear, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 16). In March of last year, Toshio Hori, the head researcher in robotics at the National ...
Shares of Chiba Bank Ltd. (OTCMKTS:CHBAY) have been in the headlines as its price reached $41.41 at the conclusion of the most trading day. The stock is traded on OTC in the finance sector and banks - Foreign industry. The mathematical calculation that represents the degree of change over time is ...
Two years later, Chiba won silver in the hundred-meter sprint at the world championships. "I discovered that if Athletes are really aware of their condition," Uchino says, "and if they follow a customized, nutritious diet, then the possibilities for them really open up." One of Uchino's 2020 athletes is swimmer ...
In October, about 300 domestic food makers and other companies exhibited products at a trade fair for Japanese food exports held in the city of Chiba. Some 13,000 buyers from around 70 countries visited the fair and showed strong interest in sweets, liquors and other products. Deals worth ¥13.1 billion ...
SAKURA, Chiba Prefecture--A popular museum here has made a shock decision to sell off all its Japanese paintings, some of which were produced by the nation's greatest artists. The masterpieces housed at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art include the folding-screen painting "Crows and ...
Chiba prefectural police said Thursday there have been multiple incidents of sewing needles turning up in bread and tofu sold at a supermarket in Kamagaya city. In the latest case, on Wednesday, an employee at the Minami-kamagaya store of the supermarket chain Maruei contacted police after ...
Chiba (TR) - Chiba Prefectural police have arrested a former employee at a branch of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking (SMBC) in Matsudo City who is believed to have defrauded customers out of nearly 500 million yen, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 7). Thus far, Yukari Takahashi, a 35-year-old resident of ...
I'm incapable of staying objective about owner Michael Carsten's renovations to V Bar. It's gone full cyberpunk, a dark place of blue and red lights plucked right out of Blade Runner. To match, it has a new name: Chiba Bar, for the capital of Chiba Prefecture in Japan, a setting in William Gibson's 1984 ...
On Monday morning, a body was discovered on a lane of traffic of the Higashi-Kanto Expressway in Katori City. He was later confirmed dead. police suspect he plunged from a nearby bridge onto the expressway. According to police, a passenger vehicle found near the scene belongs to a man who is ...
Chiba (TR) - Chiba Prefectural police are hunting for a 46-year-old man after his son, 20, was found bludgeoned to death in their residence in Yotsukaido City early Sunday, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 4). At around 3:00 a.m., police entered the residence, located in the Shimoshizu Shinden area, and found ...
An ANA aircraft approaches to land at Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Akio Kon/Bloomberg. Japanese major All Nippon airlines (ANA) on Thursday posted record profits for the nine months to December thanks to solid demand, but stuck to its full-year forecast. Parent company ANA said ...
The report concluded that a major tsunami could hit somewhere along the coastal areas from Tohoku to Chiba Prefecture, with a probability of 20 percent over the next 30 years. Tepco representatives visited NISA officials on Aug. 5 to discuss the report. But Tepco officials "resisted for 40 minutes" during the ...
Unbeaten Japanese bantam prospect, OPBF#10 Kai Chiba, 117.5, was surprisingly stopped by Filipino swinger, OPBF#11 Brian Lobetania (12-5-3, 10 KOs), 117.75, at 0:26 of the fourth session in a scheduled eight. The first two rounds saw Chiba, 7-0, 6 KOs, toy with the slower and roundhouse Filipino ...
Chiba - A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. The mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said. According to East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), the baby was born while the train, bound from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo for ...
Help was at hand, literally, when an expectant mother's water broke, and the woman sitting next to her, a former assistant nurse, helped deliver her baby while the pair were on a train from central Tokyo to Ibaraki Prefecture. "I've never heard of a woman delivering a baby on a train before," said a surprised ...
Chiba--Honda Cars Chiba will apologize and pay compensation to the bereaved family of one of its managers who worked himself to death by doing masses of overtime on behalf of his subordinates. "We express condolences from our hearts because we caused deep sadness and mental pain, not only to ...
Starring the legendary Shin'ichi Chiba (a.k.a. Sonny Chiba), who at that time was in his prime, the film combines elements of crime and psychedelic cinema, delivering less of a werewolf film (despite the title suggesting otherwise) and more of a boilerplate crime caper with a cop who has a few tricks up his ...
Cyclist Toru Yoshioka didn't have to worry about his bicycle bothering other passengers on Jan. 6 as he boarded a new weekend offering by East Japan Railway Co. (JR East). The train is offered exclusively for cyclists that connects Tokyo with the Boso Peninsula, which makes up most of Chiba Prefecture.
I was hoping Kasaya would win, but I never expected we'd take 1-2-3," Kunitsugu Chiba, the coach of that 1972 ski jumping team, told Reuters. The event was held at the Miyanmori ski jumping stadium on the eastern slope of Mount Okura, where the sport is said to have been first practiced in Japan.
Teruko Weinberg, chair of the Los Angeles-Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA), and Nagoya Deputy Mayor Kazuo Horiba presented an evening reception and dinner, "2017 Explore Nagoya and Central Japan," hosted by Consul General Akira Chiba, at his Hancock Park residence on Nov. 1.
Photo/Illutration Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani jogs at Kamagaya Stadium in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, on Jan. 5. (Hironobu Yamashita). KAMAGAYA, Chiba Prefecture--Japanese fans braved the winter cold on Friday to catch a glimpse of Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani in training ...
KIMITSU, Chiba Prefecture--Tunnels dug by hand out of limestone hillsides decades ago by local residents seeking quicker access around the Boso Peninsula are showing their age, and authorities here decided it was time something was done before an accident occurred. Fashioned mostly with picks, ...
Seki killed a 42-year-old corporate executive, the man's wife, 36, their 4-year-old daughter and the executive's 83-year-old mother, while injuring the only survivor, a daughter who was 15, in 1992. He also stole ¥340,000 ($3,000) from their house in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. Seki's case sparked a debate ...
(JR East) will run a special weekend train from Tokyo to Chiba Prefecture that cyclists can use without the annoying task of taking apart their bicycles and fitting them into bags. From Jan. 6, the cyclist-dedicated train named B.B. Base will depart from Ryogoku Station and head east to destinations around the ...
Durban - Freedom fighter Laloo Chiba died on Friday morning at his home in Lenasia - aged 87. He was hospitalised after a mild heart attack a few days earlier but had been discharged. Chiba served time on Robben Island as a political prisoner alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada ...
Laloo Chiba was the one of the most significant ANC MPs, who tried and failed to hold the Arms Deal of Thabo Mbeki's government to account. The Arms Deal was politically corrupt. It initiated the grand project of ANC corruption in government as a covert means of funding the ANC through its administrative ...
This handout picture taken on March 4, 2017, and obtained on March 5, 2017 from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation shows ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada (L) recovering after a surgery in a hospital in Johannesburg, being comforted by fellow Robben Island former prisoner, Laloo Chiba. Picture: AFP.
"We are saddened by the passing of the ANC veteran Isu Laloo Chiba. I visited him at his home on Wednesday after he discharged from hospital. His impact on our revolution was profound. His name is synonymous with discipline and leadership through the powerful force of example. He was a gracious, ...
Cape Town - Struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba has died, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation announced on Friday. Chiba, 87, was a board member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and a former Robben Island prisoner. "Chiba had a mild heart attack a few days ago and was hospitalised. He was discharged ...
By Atsushi Kawai/Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterKASHIWA, Chiba -- The former operator of a cram school in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, has fulfilled a long-held dream of opening a restaurant and brewery with his family. Kashiwa Beer opened in Kashiwa last year. Owner Fumitaka Niwa, 60, and his wife ...


 

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