National Topics

Jul 29, 2015

Rider of brakeless bike is first to get safety course summons

Osaka’s public safety commission will order a 29-year-old man to attend a bicycle safety lecture after repeated road violations, in the first such case following a legal revision last month, police said Wednesday. The man, a resident of Osaka’s Taisho Ward, was given traffic ...

Child care workers held over infant heatstroke death

Jul 24, 2015

Child care workers held over infant heatstroke death

Tochigi Prefecture Police have arrested the former owner of a child care facility in Utsunomiya and her two children for causing the death of a 9-month-old girl who was under their care last year. The police on Thursday arrested Yokohama resident Kumiko Kimura, 58, ...

Jul 21, 2015

3,100 Fukushima residents file for damages from Tepco

Around 3,100 residents in the city of Fukushima are demanding ¥18.3 billion in damages related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, lawyers said. A total of 3,107 residents of the Watari district want an out-of-court settlement for ...