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13 Apr
A 35-year-old man died after being hit by a car that kept going in Yokohama on Sunday morning. (Japan Today)
4 Apr
Thousands of K-Pop fans flocked to a major concert by top South Korean music stars in Japan this week, with organisers and fans alike calling it a "bridge" for two nations locked in a never-ending diplomatic squabble. (Bangkok Post)
2 Apr
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department is tightening security ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's scheduled visit to Japan late this month. (Jiji Press)
1 Apr
"We are very sorry for causing such a terrible accident," Yasuo Matsunaga, director of the Port and Airport Department of the Kanto Regional Development Bureau, said at a press conference held in Yokohama on Sunday afternoon. (The Japan News)
24 Mar
People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. (Japan Times)
18 Mar
A cargo ship sank after colliding with another in areas just outside Tokyo Bay early Tuesday, leaving a crew member on the ill-fated ship dead and eight others missing. (Jiji Press)
16 Mar
Police said three bodies were found in the ruins of a house that was destroyed by fire in Yokohama's Konan Ward on Friday night. One of the bodies was a man who apparently hanged himself just outside the house the after began, police said. (Japan Today)
13 Mar
A girl in her late teens was discovered unconscious inside an apartment in Yokohama on Wednesday night, and was later confirmed dead at a hospital, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)
8 Mar
Japan's tallest skyscraper, the 300-meter Abeno Harukas, fully opened Friday morning in Osaka, western Japan. (Global Post)
6 Mar
Japan's tallest building will open tomorrow in Osaka, as Asia's third-biggest metropolitan economy aims to lure tourists and stem businesses from moving to Tokyo. (BusinessWeek)
5 Mar
Tokyo prosecutors indicted a senior official of a Japanese government-held body on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in rigging bids for public works projects related to a Shinkansen bullet train line in central Japan. (Jiji Press)
1 Mar
Similarities in the recent acts of vandalism on books related to Anne Frank have led investigators to suspect a single person is responsible, according to sources. (The Japan News)
26 Feb
A cooperative of beach hut owners at Zushi beach and its representative in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, filed a lawsuit with the Yokohama District Court against the Zushi city government Monday, calling for an injunction against a revision to a municipal ordinance that would ban playing loud music at those premises. (The Japan News)
24 Feb
An empty commuter train jumped the track near Tokyo early Sunday, slightly injuring its driver and conductor, railway officials said. (Japan Today)
15 Feb
The second major storm in a week dumped heavy snow along the Pacific coast of Japan on Friday, causing the deaths of two people and injuries to more than 550 and extensive disruptions to air, railway and road traffic. (Japan Times)
6 Feb
Police on Wednesday arrested a former employee of Fujitsu Frontech Ltd. on charges of illegally obtaining data on users of Bank of Yokohama automated teller machines and forging cash cards based on the information. (The Japan News)
31 Jan
Health officials in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday that 86 students at Hatsune-gaoka Public Elementary School in Yokohama were absent Thursday due to a suspected mass outbreak of norovirus. (Japan Today)
31 Jan
Enjoy the Chinese New Year celebration in style at the Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2014, which kicks off on Jan. 31 and runs for two weeks in the city's Chinatown and surrounding areas. (Japan Times)
29 Jan
Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Monday announced the seizure of pistols, a rifle and ammunition that likely comprise part of an arsenal for an organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter)
16 Jan
Colleagues and family members of those killed in the hostage crisis in Algeria marked the first anniversary Thursday, while the government vowed to improve its crisis management. (Global Post)
12 Jan
Friends of the rape suspect who was recaptured Thursday after two days on the run provided him with a place to hide and lent him a car, investigators said Friday. (The Japan News)
8 Jan
A 20-year-old man, arrested on charges of rape and robbery, who escaped from the Yokohama District Prosecutors Office building on Tuesday, was captured in a Yokohama park on Thursday afternoon. (Japan Today)
17 Dec
Following the arrest of a former gang member for drug possession in November, law enforcement on Sunday announced the seizure of two pistols believed to be connected to the suspect. (Tokyo Reporter)
13 Dec
On Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., officers arrested Hideaki Shoji, a resident of Yokohama, after he allegedly came up from behind a 21-year-old female college student and shot digital images up her skirt as she stood on a platform at Kuhonbutsu Station in Setagaya Ward. (Tokyo Reporter)
12 Dec
Marriott Hotels is getting set to open Japan's highest hotel suite in the country's soon-to-be tallest skyscraper. (Asahi)
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