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 ...

Jun 14, 2014

Activists seek end to sexual violence

A citizens’ group campaigning to end sexual violence will present draft legislation containing comprehensive countermeasures at a Tokyo symposium on Sunday. In the outline, the group of scholars and lawyers, who are seeking to create a law to ban sexual violence, calls for the ...