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KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 25-year-old teacher over the alleged molestation of a woman in Asahi Ward earlier this year, reports Sankei Sports (Apr. 26). At around 1:05 a.m. on March 5, Kenzo Akiyama, an elementary school teacher in Yokohama, allegedly embraced ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police are once again seeking the help of the public in locating a person wanted for questioning in the killing of a 66-year-old woman who was found dead in her burned-out home in the town of Yugawara three years ago, reports TBS News (Apr. 20).

Kanagawa prefectural police on Friday appealed for the public to come forward with any information that might help catch the person or persons responsible for the murder of a 66-year-old woman whose body was found in the ruins of her burned-out house in Yugawara three years ago. On Friday morning ...
“The taxi industry is currently facing an overwhelming labor shortage, the biggest challenge in the industry's history, which could also lead to a boost in (illegal) ride-sharing services as well,” Hiroshi Ito, head of the Kanagawa Taxi Association, said at a news conference. “The Taxi Bell app will enable ...
After a jump in cases in which no one claimed remains cremated with public money, the Yokosuka Municipal Government, also in Kanagawa, began helping residents make funeral arrangements in April 2015. “In many of those cases, relatives refused (to collect the ashes),” said Kazuyuki Kitami, deputy ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a male city staff member for allegedly taking illicit films of a high school girl on a train, reports TBS News (Apr. 17). At just past 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Shunsuke Sato, an employee at the Kamakura City office, allegedly used a smartphone to film ...

An apartment building that's part of a municipal project designed to encourage young families to move to the suburban city of Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, has proved popular thanks to discounted rent and a good location. The building, which is called Miraie Hadano, has been close to full occupancy ...
Masatomo Sakuta (Twitter) TOKYO (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested an official at a night school for paying a teenage boy to engage in sex earlier this year, reports Kyodo News (Apr. 9). On March 4, Masatomo Sakuta, the 48-year-old manager of academy Aoba Gakuin, located in Chiba ...
Ojima, 39, engages homeless and other people on social assistance in work in the field, in the city of Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture. “Our main goal is to help these people regain confidence … so they can eventually get back on their feet,” she said in a recent interview with The Japan Times. Every April ...
Kanagawa Prefecture, which is about one hour from Tokyo, is an ideal place to enjoy the coming of spring. Visitors can see a variety of flowers, such as cherry blossoms, roses and many others. Yokohama Sankeien Garden. Feel the atmosphere of the ancient city in the beautiful garden with historical ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly setting fire to the residence his former girlfriend in Sagamihara City in an attempt to kill her, reports TBS News (Mar. 15). At around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Koki Komuro gained access to the residence of ...
Police are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man who was found dead in a garage at a residence in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday. According to police, a worker for a courier company spotted the man, Toshiyukii Terasaki, lying on the garage floor, bleeding from a head wound, at around ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have released security camera footage showing a smash-and-grab burglary of a high-end boutique in Yokohama earlier this month, reports Nippon News Network (Feb. 28). At around 6:00 a.m. on February 7, a man in a hooded sweatshirt can be seen ...
AT THE Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup, Yokohama will host some of the most exhilarating clashes in the competition – including the final. However, if you plan to visit Japan's second city to take in the action, do yourself a favour and build in time to see some of what else the Kanagawa region has to offer.
A groundbreaking system capable of predicting when and where crimes and accidents are likely to occur based on data learned by artificial intelligence is to be developed by Kanagawa prefectural police. The system, the first of its kind in the nation, is expected to be trialed in 2020, the year of the Tokyo ...
The Kanagawa Prefecture Confectionery Competition is held biannually by the Kanagawa Prefectural Government, confectionery industries and Kanagawa Prefecture Tourist Association for the purpose of discovering delicious new confectioneries. Here are the winners of the 28th competition. The Grand ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have launched an investigation following a break-in at an outlet of popular retailer Barneys New York in Yokohama early Thursday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 22). At around 5:20 a.m., a security guard alerted police about the shattering of a pane of ...

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 62-year-old woman over the alleged ill-treatment of about two dozen cats at a residence in Kawasaki City, reports TBS News (Feb. 19). Police have accused Taeko Horiguchi of violating the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals.
KANAGAWA (TR) – Police have arrested a 38-year-old Shinto priest from a temple in Yamato City over the alleged purchase of marijuana earlier this year, reports TBS News (Apr. 13). In February, Hideaki Takagi, the 38-year-old priest at Kaimon-ji Temple, allegedly paid 30,000 yen to receive 5 grams of ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police suspect that a 24-year-old man committed suicide at a dam in the village of Kiyokawa in 2003 after murdering a woman at the restaurant where she worked, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Apr. 24). At around 1:25 a.m. on November 9, 2003, Tadayoshi Kubo ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – A middle school boy died after he was hit by a train in Yamato City on Monday in an apparent suicide, police said, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Mar. 13). At around 7:50 p.m., a local Odakyu Enoshima Line train struck and killed the boy, 15, as it traveled between Sakuragaoka and ...
People say it is never too late to start new things. No one would object to that. But in reality, not many people have the guts to tackle things that are totally unfamiliar to them as they get older. This can't be said, however, of Masako Wakamiya, an 82-year-old computer programmer and one of the world's ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 40-year-old male civic employee over an alleged illicit encounter with a high school girl earlier this year, reports Nikkan Sports (Apr. 23). On March 10, Hidetoshi Takagi, an employee in the transportation office of Kawasaki City, allegedly ...
KANAGAWA (TR) – Investigative sources with the Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Monday revealed the arrests of a man and his wife who are suspected of repeatedly smuggling stimulant drugs into Japan from Africa, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 23). On April 5, Kazuki Sato, 43, who manages a pet ...


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