Jul 4, 2014

Kawasaki trio arrested in sex-trafficking of woman

Three people from Kawasaki were under Metropolitan Police Department custody as of Thursday for allegedly trafficking a Filipino woman in May for sexual exploitation. It is the nation’s first sex-trafficking-related arrest, according to police. The police arrested Hisashi Nakamura, 66, who is apparently self-employed, ...

South Korean ferry owner formally arrested

May 10, 2014

South Korean ferry owner formally arrested

The head of the company that owns a South Korean ferry that sank and left more than 300 people dead or missing was formally arrested Friday as authorities worried that he may destroy evidence, officials said. Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd., ...

Feb 26, 2014

Ex-NHK official arrested on fraud charges

A former official at NHK’s television technology research center has been arrested for allegedly submitting a fictitious order to an audio equipment firm. Kimio Hamasaki, 56, a former chief researcher at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories, was arrested Tuesday along with Hiroyasu Sato, ...

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Feb 10, 2014

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of antigovernment protests for violating the emergency law Monday as government officials promised to apprehend the movement’s other leaders, too. The arrest further heightens tensions in Thailand’s three-month-old political conflict, in which protesters seeking ...

Jan 15, 2014

Japanese 'ninja pickpocket' arrested in Rome metro

Police in Rome have arrested a 35-year-old Japanese man suspected of picking the pockets of numerous subway passengers, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported. The man, dubbed the “ninja of the metro,” was arrested Sunday while allegedly trying to steal a mobile phone from a ...

Dec 10, 2013

Japanese politician arrested in China for drug possession

Police in Guangdong province, China, have formally arrested a 70-year-old municipal assembly member from Aichi Prefecture for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, local officials said Monday. Takuma Sakuragi, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly, was taken into custody at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport on ...