Aug 19, 2015

Japan rail firm switches on 'drunk spotting' cameras

A Japanese railway company is turning to cameras as a way to spot drunken behavior and keep late-boozing patrons from tumbling onto the tracks, a spokesman said Wednesday. West Japan Railways (JR West) has installed nearly 50 closed-circuit television cameras at its Kyobashi train ...

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

Aug 17, 2015

Girl's bound body found in Osaka parking lot

The body of a girl — arms tied behind her back, her face nearly completely covered with duct tape and with over 30 knife wounds — was recently discovered in an Osaka Prefecture parking lot, and a security camera recorded two suspicious vehicles stopping ...

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Aug 11, 2015

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco’s city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the “comfort women” who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said. Osaka City Hall will send a letter to the assembly ...