Nov 28, 2016

Aska arrested for alleged stimulant use during parole

Pop singer-songwriter Aska was arrested Monday for allegedly using illegal stimulants, which would violate the parole terms of his suspended 2014 prison sentence. The 58-year-old Aska, whose real name is Shigeaki Miyazaki, had posted a number of comments on his blog on Monday afternoon ...

Nov 9, 2016

Japan police arrest alleged 'foot licker'

Police have arrested a fetishist who allegedly licked and nibbled a woman’s foot for more than 30 minutes, police said Tuesday. Police in the city of Kyoto said Akira Nishiyama, 56, allegedly talked the 20-something woman in July into sitting in the driver’s seat ...

Sep 29, 2016

Toyama man arrested over sale of 'jailbroken' iPhones

A man who allegedly sold iPhones modified to allow unauthorized apps to be installed was arrested Thursday on suspicion of breaking a trademark law, in the first such arrest in Japan over the sale of “jailbroken” iPhones, police said. Daisuke Ikeda, a 24-year-old resident ...

Sep 7, 2016

Wakayama shooting suspect had stimulants in his system

The man suspected of killing an employee at a construction firm last week in the city of Wakayama and who later shot himself to death had stimulants in his system, police said. The Wakayama Prefectural Police collected urine samples from the body of Yasuhide ...