Nov 10, 2014

Man held in Sagamihara knife attack on woman

Police have arrested a Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, man for allegedly seriously wounding a woman by stabbing her repeatedly on a street Sunday. Atsushi Takeda, 51, who is unemployed, faces a charge of attempted murder. He allegedly stabbed the 29-year-old victim, a nearby resident, in ...

Nov 5, 2014

Man acquitted of 2008 murder arrested for stabbing woman

A 66-year-old man who was acquitted of murdering a female high school student in 2008 was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a 38-year-old woman in Osaka, police said. Katsumi Naka was arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill Hiromi Yoshitome by stabbing her ...

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. ...