National Topics

Jul 1, 2014

Gun used in suspected Kanagawa father-son suicide

Kanagawa Prefectural Police said they have identified two bodies with gunshot wounds found Monday in a mountainous area as those of a 73-year-old man from Atsugi and his 43-year-old son. The police said it might be a case of double suicide. The bodies were ...

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

Jun 26, 2014

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

A relative of a Japanese tourist stabbed to death in last year’s car and knife rampage in Guam took the stand Wednesday, delivering an emotional account of the attack. Shizuko Takeuchi, who was in Guam with more than 20 other Japanese in February 2013 ...

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

Jun 24, 2014

Tokyo car crash injures seven pedestrians

A man under the influence of quasi-legal herbs slammed his car into pedestrians Tuesday evening in Tokyo’s bustling Ikebukuro district, injuring seven people, police said. Three of the victims sustained serious injuries, while a woman was thrown into a state of cardiac arrest. The ...