Mar 9, 2015

Kawasaki murder highlights poor support for single parents

The brutal murder of 13-year-old Ryota Uemura in Kawasaki last month has highlighted the challenges of single parenthood, which often involve struggles to sustain the family and adequately support children amid ineffective public assistance. Uemura’s case has prompted groups providing support and campaigning to ...

Mar 4, 2015

Society failed to save Uemura

Educators, local government officials and police officers need to reflect deeply on what could have been done to prevent the murder of Ryota Uemura.

Mar 2, 2015

Kawasaki suspect says he beat, stabbed 13-year-old victim

An 18-year-old youth arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy along the Tama River in Kawasaki has admitted to his role in the slaying, saying he used a box cutter to kill the boy, investigative sources said Monday. Two 17-year-old boys also ...

Feb 27, 2015

Three teen suspects held in Kawasaki boy's slaying

Three male teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing to death a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki last week, investigative sources said. The eldest of the three, an 18-year-old resident believed to be the main suspect, told investigators he wishes to remain silent, while ...