Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers ...

Aug 2, 2016

Masayoshi Sakaguchi named head of National Police Agency

The government approved on Tuesday the appointment of Masayoshi Sakaguchi, deputy commissioner-general of the National Police Agency, as the NPA’s 26th commissioner-general, it’s top-ranking officer. Sakaguchi, 58, will succeed Masahito Kanetaka, 62. Shunichi Kuryu, 57, head of the Commissioner-General’s Secretariat, will take over Sakaguchi’s ...

Apr 14, 2016

Minors lured into SNS-assisted crimes set record in 2015

Japan saw a record number of minors fall prey to molestation, prostitution and other crimes via social networking services or online community spaces last year, and nearly all of the victims were female, police said Thursday. The number of victims under 18 rose to ...

Mar 8, 2016

2,561 still missing five years after Great East Japan Earthquake

Five years after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated vast areas of northeastern Japan, 2,561 people remain missing in the three hardest-hit prefectures, the National Police Agency said. Based on data compiled as of Monday, the agency put the death toll at ...