Jan 10, 2014

Crime rate in Japan falls for the 11th straight year

The number of murders and attempted murders recorded by police in 2013 declined 8.8 percent from the previous year to a postwar low of 939, the National Police Agency said. Overall penal code violations dropped 4.4 percent to 1.32 million cases, the 11th consecutive ...

Aug 27, 2013

Safety education for prospective teachers to be boosted

The education ministry will strengthen safety education at universities with teacher-training courses in order to raise awareness of disaster response and crime prevention among students aiming to be teachers, according to sources. In its budget request for fiscal 2014, the ministry plans to include ...