Store owner admits crushing corpse

Jun 19, 2014

Store owner admits crushing corpse

The owner of a secondhand goods store who is suspected of killing an employee in 2004 has admitted disposing of the alleged victim’s bones in an appliance crusher, investigative sources said Thursday. Shinya Nakao, 47, and his wife Chisa, 45, from Chikugo, Fukuoka Prefecture, ...

Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Jun 2, 2014

Fukuoka rape suspect flees mental check, found on beach

Fukuoka Police on Monday morning captured a 32-year-old suspect in a rape and robbery, who several hours earlier managed to escape a hospital in Fukuoka, where he had been undergoing psychiatric assessment, authorities said. Yasuyuki Okuma, a former restaurant worker from neighboring Saga Prefecture, ...

Mar 17, 2014

City preserves 500 Asian films

Closely tied to the Asian continent due its location, the southwestern city of Fukuoka has collected films made by Asian directors over the past 20 years and now boasts some 500 titles. The municipal government, which has organized numerous events like the annual Focus ...

Nov 11, 2013

China detains pair over 2002 murder of Oita couple

Chinese police have detained two former Chinese students in Japan for allegedly killing the chairman of a construction company and his wife in Oita Prefecture Japan in 2002, a Japanese investigative source said Sunday. As there is no criminal extradition treaty between the two ...

Nov 8, 2013

Fukuoka issues warning on high PM2.5 levels

by Eric Johnston

High levels of PM2.5 particulate matter were recorded Friday in parts of western Japan, prompting the city of Fukuoka to issue a warning amid growing concern that the pollution crisis in China will keep affecting Japan. In Osaka Prefecture, PM2.5 levels of 35 micrograms ...

Pre-dawn blaze guts hospital for aged in Fukuoka, kills 10

Oct 11, 2013

Pre-dawn blaze guts hospital for aged in Fukuoka, kills 10

A pre-dawn blaze ripped through an orthopedic hospital Friday in the city of Fukuoka, claiming 10 lives and leaving eight others injured, four of whom are reportedly in critical condition. The Fukuoka Prefectural Police said the fire at Abe Seikeigeka (Orthopedics) hospital killed three ...

Aug 31, 2013

State-run Chinese news agency plans new bureau in Japan

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency plans to establish a bureau in Fukuoka as soon as this year, its president said. Li Congjun revealed the plan Friday in a meeting with a visiting delegation of news representatives from Kyushu and Okinawa headed by Takao Kawasaki, ...