Published: Apr 23, 2021
The government is expected to decide Friday to declare a state of emergency in the four prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo, where novel coronavirus infections are spreading at a fast pace. The state of emergency is expected to last at least three weeks, beginning around Sunday.
Published: Mar 30, 2021
During an exceptionally warm March in Japan, the cherry blossoms in Kyoto peaked Friday, the earliest in more than 1,200 years of records. The bloom fits into a long-term pattern toward earlier spring flowering, a compelling indicator of climate change, experts say.
Published: Jul 20, 2019
KYOTO — The death toll from an apparently deliberate fire at a studio of animation production company Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto has climbed to 33, while 35 people were injured and at least four among the injured were in critical condition as of Friday morning. The Kyoto prefectural police have started investigating it as a case of suspected murder and arson of an inhabited structure.
Published: Jan 26, 2017
A JAPANESE public prosecutor has pressed charges against a high-ranking Thai official from the Intellectual Property Department who was arrested for allegedly stealing three paintings worth 15,000 yen (Bt4,684) from a Kyoto hotel.