Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

Aug 28, 2014

Guide dog stabbing in Saitama probed by police

The July stabbing of a guide dog during its owner’s commute in Saitama Prefecture is under investigation, it was learned Thursday. The dog was apparently stabbed by a forklike object and sustained four evenly spaced wounds in the hind quarters, according to Noritoshi Sato, ...

Jul 18, 2014

Deliberations to begin in Guam fatal rampage

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating in a murder trial against a man accused of killing three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage on Guam. Closing arguments ended Thursday with Chad Ryan DeS oto’s public defender reiterating his client’s mental illness. De ...

Jul 7, 2014

Miyagi couple admit killing woman's ex-lover

An unemployed couple in their 40s pleaded guilty Monday to murdering and robbing the woman’s 67-year-old former lover. Sanae Ito, 44, of Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, admitted to the Saitama District Court that they killed Minoru Hakuda, 67, an electrical engineer, in November 2012. She ...

Mar 5, 2014

Romanian gets life for Kichijoji murder

A Romanian teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a woman last year on a street in Musashino, western Tokyo. “It was a cruel crime, stabbing the victim from behind while she was walking alone on a street,” presiding Judge Chiiwa ...

Man admits slaying teen girlfriend

Feb 13, 2014

Man admits slaying teen girlfriend

An unemployed 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend to death at his home in Hachioji, Tokyo, the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday. Yoshio Nakata turned himself in at a police station in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, shortly after 3 a.m. ...

Nov 28, 2013

Japanese man arrested for killing ex-girlfriend near Tokyo

Police on Thursday took into custody a man who admitted stabbing his former girlfriend to death the day before in Chiba Prefecture. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was apprehended at a ferry terminal on Hachijo Island around 285 km south of ...

Woman fatally stabbed in Chiba; attacker at large

Nov 27, 2013

Woman fatally stabbed in Chiba; attacker at large

A 22-year-old woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday on a street in Chiba Prefecture and the assailant remains at large, police said. Shiori Yuasa was stabbed in the abdomen, apparently with a kitchen knife, at around 4:30 p.m. in a shopping district in the city ...