Jul 11, 2014

Hokkaido braces for rain as typhoon exits Tokyo area

The powerful typhoon rolling across Japan crossed the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture Friday morning and is expected to head to the Pacific Ocean and turn into an extratropical cyclone off the Sanriku coast in northeast Honshu by the evening. The Meteorological Agency warned ...

Nov 28, 2013

Japanese man arrested for killing ex-girlfriend near Tokyo

Police on Thursday took into custody a man who admitted stabbing his former girlfriend to death the day before in Chiba Prefecture. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was apprehended at a ferry terminal on Hachijo Island around 285 km south of ...

Woman fatally stabbed in Chiba; attacker at large

Nov 27, 2013

Woman fatally stabbed in Chiba; attacker at large

A 22-year-old woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday on a street in Chiba Prefecture and the assailant remains at large, police said. Shiori Yuasa was stabbed in the abdomen, apparently with a kitchen knife, at around 4:30 p.m. in a shopping district in the city ...

Tatsuya Ichihashi: Killer on the run

Nov 2, 2013

Tatsuya Ichihashi: Killer on the run

by Jun Hongo

Tatsuya Ichihashi went on the lam for more than 2½ years after strangling 22-year-old Lindsay Ann Hawker in March 2007. On the eve of a new film based on the convicted killer’s account of his time on the road, Jun Hongo looks into the ...

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Sep 3, 2013

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Recovery and repair efforts continued Tuesday, a day after a tornado tore a path through Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, and Noda, Chiba Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Agency continued its investigation into whether the tornado was produced by a supercell, the least common type of thunderstorm ...

Sep 2, 2013

Chiba remains ID'd as 'abductee'

Police have identified skeletal remains found in Chiba Prefecture last week as those of a missing Japanese fisherman who was suspected of having been abducted by North Korea. Shuji Koyama, from the city of Niigata, probably was killed while fishing, the Chiba Prefectural Police ...