National Topics

Jan 10, 2017

Kodansha deputy editor arrested for alleged murder of wife

Tokyo police have arrested a 41-year-old deputy editor of major publisher Kodansha Ltd. on suspicion of killing his 38-year-old wife last August. The suspect has denied the charge, investigative sources said Tuesday. He served as deputy editor of the publisher’s weekly manga Shonen Magazine ...

Jan 6, 2017

Mie man held over chain saw threat against delivery worker

The Mie Prefectural Police arrested a truck driver from Iga on Thursday on suspicion of threatening a delivery firm employee with a chain saw. The police said Kazuki Hasegawa, 27, posted a YouTube video of him threatening an employee at Yamato Transport Co.’s delivery ...

Jan 2, 2017

Chinese man allegedly admits killing compatriot in Aichi hotel

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Chinese man for allegedly killing an 18-year-old female compatriot at a business hotel in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture. He has admitted to the charge, the police said Monday. Investigators said the teenager, a Chinese foreign trainee student, was found dead, ...