Dec 10, 2014

U.S. military eases restrictions governing off-base drinking in Okinawa

U.S. Forces Japan has eased restrictions governing off-base drinking by military personnel based in Okinawa Prefecture, but they are still restricted from consuming alcohol from midnight to 5 a.m. Following a spate of incidents involving U.S. servicemen, the current policy for military personnel in ...

Sep 6, 2014

U.S. man charged with '07 murder of Japanese wife in San Diego

Former San Diego resident Anthony Simoneau has been charged with the 2007 murder of his Japanese wife Fumiko Ogawa, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Ogawa’s body was found in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near the Bow Willow Campground on ...

Aug 21, 2014

Two with yakuza links held over drug sales to Aska

Two men have been arrested for allegedly selling 100 tablets of illegal drugs including MDMA to pop singer Aska, who has been indicted on charges including stimulant use. Tsuneyoshi Yagyu, 64, who is unemployed, and Takahiko Yasunari, 47, a senior member of an affiliate ...