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 ...