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In the second part of the day's competition, in which other contestants participated, Tucker Greer of Kobe municipal Fukiai High School in Hyogo Prefecture won the highest foreign minister prize. Greer was followed by Annika Higaonna of Okinawa Shogaku High School in Okinawa Prefecture, who won the ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested an officer, 53, for allegedly assaulting a man outside a bar in Kobe after they both had been drinking, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 12). Early on Monday, Koji Uegaki, an assistant inspector at the Takarazuka Police Station, allegedly kicked the ...

A 53-year-old Hyogo prefectural police officer has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a male passerby while intoxicated. The suspect, identified as Koji Kamigaki, has denied the charge and said he doesn't remember anything, according to police. Kamigaki, an inspector at the Takarazuka Police ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old man after he fatally beat his son with a hammer at their residence in Ueda City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 11). According to the Ueda Police Station, Junzo Kikuhara, an employee in the building construction industry, allegedly ...
Nakayama's good deed was inspired by his experience of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake when he was a teenager working part time at a Gyoza no Osho branch in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture. “The manager decided to open the restaurant on the very day of the earthquake, despite the water being ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested the number-two boss of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi for traffic violations last month, an apprehension that appears to be related to the ignoring of a court order, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 7). On January 23 at around 3:10 p.m., Osamua Teraoka ...

It's fun, like a game,” said Yuichi Sasaki, a 25-year-old company employee from Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. “I'd also like to visit Oji.” Also on display at the facility is a talking robot shaped like Yukimaru, a function inspired by the ancient dog's legendary ability to understand language. Designed for school ...
HIMEJI, Hyogo Prefecture--When Kaigetsu Furubayashi received a letter from a male resident at the National Sanatorium Oku-Komyoen in the early 2000s, it set the idea for a manga shedding light on leprosy sufferers in motion. Furubayashi, a manga artist living in Himeji, had been acquainted with the ...
KOBE – Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been found in a Lower Cretaceous stratum in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, the Museum of Nature and Human Activities said Saturday. Noting that the ages of the dinosaurs are different, the prefectural museum hopes that the bones can ...
28 at a factory in Harima, Hyogo Prefecture, where it was assembled. The observatory is located at the summit of 5,640-meter Mt. Chajnantor. Because it is located at such high altitude, where there is less infrared-absorbing moisture, researchers are able to observe infrared rays at wavelengths that would ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman who is suspected of exposing herself while intoxicated in Kobe on Wednesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 1). At around 8:50 p.m., the woman, a part-time employee living in Nada Ward, allegedly revealed her lower body ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 25-year-old male Nepalese national over the stabbing of his former girlfriend on a road in Kobe early Tuesday, reports Nippon News Network (Jan. 23). At around 12:30 a.m., a passerby on the road in Chuo Ward found the girl, a 19-year-old college ...
On 8 August in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, 73-year-old Kazuyuki Fujimoto reportedly entered a convenience store and approached the counter to inquire about the case of deep-fried foods next to the register. All major convenience stores in Japan have a deep-fried food case on the counter.
A woman in a motorized wheelchair was hit and killed by a train on a crossing in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture. According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Friday at a crossing on the JR West Sanyo Main Line, Fuji TV reported. JR West said the train driver saw the woman in the wheelchair ...
Participants of the annual "lucky man" footrace at Nishinomiya Shrine in the Hyogo Prefecture city of Nishinomiya start to run as soon as the gates open ... Kurosu Sato, a third-year student from Ashiya in Hyogo Prefecture, beat 107 other runners in the first group selected in a lottery to reach the main hall of ...
KOBE – An 18-year-old high school sprinter gearing up for university entrance exams won the annual “Lucky Man Run” early Wednesday morning at Nishinomiya Shrine in Hyogo Prefecture. Kurosu Sato, a third-year student from nearby Ashiya, beat out 107 other first-group runners to reach the main hall ...
AWAJI, Hyogo Prefecture--Silhouettes on "Kobe no Kabe" (The wall of Kobe) provide a poignant reminder of the more than 6,400 people who died in the Great Hanshin Earthquake almost 23 years ago. The wall projection on Awajishima island, in the Seto Inland Sea near Kobe, appeared during an ...

This Dec. 19, 2016 file photo shows Nishinomiya Mayor Takeshi Imamura during a press conference at Nishinomiya city hall in Hyogo Prefecture. (Mainichi). NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo -- Nishinomiya Mayor Takeshi Imamura announced his retirement during an internal ceremony on Jan. 4, and then apparently ...
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art's present draw card is the Saint Petersburg collection, “Old Masters from the State Hermitage Museum.” But on a lower level, at the far end of a long corridor gallery, are photos and grainy videos — the small-scale documentation of one of Japan's little-known postwar ...
Of the seven lawmakers in wheelchairs, one each belonged to the Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectural assemblies, while the remaining five served in the municipal assemblies of Saitama, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kobe and Kumamoto. Among them, the members in Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures and Shizuoka ...
On November 21, in the Hyogo prefecture of Kansai region of Japan's main island, Honshu, police raided the office of Jimmin Shimbun (The People's News), one of Japan's most established left-wing newspapers, and arrested Yamada Yoichi, the editor-in-chief, on suspicion of fraud. He was then formally ...
The incident occurred at Megumi Kindergarten, an institution comprising a day care center and a kindergarten, in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, on the morning of Dec. 27, local police said. Okada repeatedly shook the boy, pushed him down to the floor and slapped him, leaving him with injuries that will ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a 45-year-old man after mummified remains believed to belong to his father were found inside his residence in Kobe, reports Mainichi Broadcasting System (Dec. 20). On Tuesday night, police entered the residence of Naoyuki Nakagawa, ...
A certification body for the International Organization for Standardization has found a potentially severe quality control flaw at a Kobe Steel iron powder plant at the center of a data falsification scandal, it was learned Saturday. Data manipulation has already been discovered at the Takasago Works, ...
A ski resort opened in western Japan's Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday, with its operator and the local government saying it is the country's first new facility to be opened to skiers and snowboarders in 14 years. Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak, located near the town of Kamikawa, has three pistes, ...
KOBE – A bus driver drove in reverse for 560 meters on an expressway in Hyogo Prefecture last month after missing an interchange, officials of the bus operator said Tuesday. The driver, 52, did not report the Nov. 3 incident to his Hyogo-based firm, Zentan Bus Co. The company first heard of the incident a ...
In western Japan, the total number of schools in the prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara and Wakayama that have adopted or will adopt English for their exams stood at 28, up sharply from the six schools seen doing so just four years ago, according to Hamagakuen, a major cram school.
in Himeji City A body likely belong to a woman was found in a burned-out room of a residence in Himeji City on Monday HYOGO (TR) – A woman's corpse was found along with a gasoline container and lighter following a fire at a residence in Himeji City, police said on Monday, reports TBS News (Feb. 6).
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old male university student over the fatal stabbing of his brother at their residence in Sanda City early Tuesday, reports TV Asahi (Jan. 30). At around 4:30 a.m., police were tipped off about a dispute at the residence. Officers arriving at the ...
KOBE – A mayor in Hyogo Prefecture who told a reporter “I'll kill you” when he was approached after a new year ceremony said Friday he is prepared to apologize — if he gets an apology from the reporter first. Takeshi Imamura, the mayor of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, told a news conference that the ...
A professor at a Japanese teachers college has admitted to plagiarism, according to a university report, and was suspended for one month. On Nov. 24, Hyogo University of Teacher Education announced the results of a misconduct investigation; according to the report, the professor confessed to ...
“The occupancy rate for hotels and inns in Hyogo Prefecture is not so high to require people to use minpaku. Safety and sanitation standards in minpaku that don't have building managers are weak,” said Hyogo Gov. Toshizo Ido at a Monday news conference. Hyogo's move came five days after the Nara ...
On the other hand, even one and half years after implementing the measures, the Takarazuka Municipal Government in Hyogo Prefecture had not certified any partnerships. "It's important to grasp the current situations and have thorough discussions about what kind of policies need to be implemented," a ...
I was reluctant to come here, but now I feel relieved," said the 73-year-old, a resident of Takarazuka in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan. The Japan-U.S. joint commemorative ceremony will be held on Friday following one by the U.S. Navy on Thursday. In December last year, Abe and Obama illustrated ...
Prefectural police of Hyogo and Kyoto said they do not allow women to wear bras in police custody, but allow it for court appearances upon request when they appear in court. The Osaka Detention House differs from police detention facilities and an official there said women are, in principle, allowed to ...
To find it, visitors get off the train at Koyoen Station on the Hankyu Line at the foot of Mount Rokko in Hyogo Prefecture and walk up a little way. It's a 56-square-meter neighborhood cake shop that evokes a sense of nostalgia. “The Mont Blanc made of Japanese chestnut tasted superb,” “I came because my ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping a female elementary school student he met online earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Dec. 5). According to the Tarumi Police Station, Sho Sakagami is alleged to have fondled the body of the girl, then ...
KOBE – A bus driver drove in reverse for 560 meters on an expressway in Hyogo Prefecture last month after missing an interchange, officials of the bus operator said Tuesday. The driver, 52, did not report the Nov. 3 incident to his Hyogo-based firm, Zentan Bus Co. The company first heard of the incident a ...
In the 500-yard freestyle, Kei Hyogo '18 finished ninth in the preliminaries but cut over six seconds from his previous season best to finish in ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman from Akashi City for allegedly stealing and selling anime DVDs ...
The men's event featured a showdown between NC State senior Anton Ipsen and Yale senior Kei Hyogo, with Ipsen prevailing in 3:44.28 ...
HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have issued two photographs showing a gang member suspected in a shooting incident in Kobe ...
Kei Hyogo was dominant for Yale, taking 3 individual wins and helping the 400 free relay to a win. Hyogo's 500/1000 double was pretty ...
TAKARAZUKA, Hyogo Prefecture--The city decided on Nov. 9 to require police to obtain a court warrant before it provides surveillance camera ...
She also poisoned boyfriend Toshiaki Suehiro, 79, in Hyogo Prefecture, but he survived, according to the ruling. The court noted that the ...
Yale's A relay — comprised of Ed Stolarski '19, Tim Dorje Wu '21, Kei Hyogo '18 and Aaron Greenberg '18 — started the meet strong with a ...
Photo/Illutration An amazing red azalea is seen outside the main hall of Ankokuji zen temple in Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture. (Takaharu Yagi).
A district court has issued a preliminary injunction against the use of the head office of a yakuza group in Hyogo Prefecture. Regarding the ...
Shigeyoshi Inoue holds up a folk toy modeled after a festival float from Banshu province at his Japan Toy Museum in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.
KOBE – For many months, people with disabilities have demanded that a hospital in Hyogo Prefecture remove a published comment by its ...


 

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