National Topics

Apr 13, 2015

Japanese woman slashes husband's face over toilet stink

A Japanese woman allegedly attacked her husband with a kitchen knife because of the terrible smell he had left in the toilet, police and reports said Monday. Emi Mamiya, 29, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after apparently slashing her husband’s face with ...

Vandal hits three religious sites in Nara

Apr 12, 2015

Vandal hits three religious sites in Nara

Two temples and a shrine in Nara Prefecture on Saturday joined a list of religious and historical sites recently defaced by an oily liquid. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a staff member patrolling the grounds Friday afternoon found oily marks ...

Officials of JR Freight, Kanaden arrested over bribes

Apr 12, 2015

Officials of JR Freight, Kanaden arrested over bribes

Officials of Japan Freight Railway Co. and electrical equipment seller Kanaden Corp. have been arrested by Tokyo police on charges of taking and giving bribes in connection with warehouse construction projects. Arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for breaking the JR company law Friday ...