Oct 20, 2014

Three missing Japanese trekkers found safe in Nepal

Three Japanese trekkers thought missing in the recent snowstorms in the Annapurna region of Nepal are safe after descending the world’s 10th-highest peak uninjured, officials at the Japanese Embassy in Katmandu said. Blizzards caused by a powerful cyclone started hitting the Himalayas around last ...

Jul 2, 2014

Saipan police begin search for two missing Japanese sisters

A search is underway for two Japanese sisters who went missing on the Pacific island of Saipan after their rental car was not returned on time and they failed to board their scheduled flight home, police said Wednesday. They said there is evidence that ...

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

Jun 26, 2014

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

A relative of a Japanese tourist stabbed to death in last year’s car and knife rampage in Guam took the stand Wednesday, delivering an emotional account of the attack. Shizuko Takeuchi, who was in Guam with more than 20 other Japanese in February 2013 ...

Jun 17, 2014

Japanese falling victim to crime at Brazil World Cup

Takeshi Itai, a Japanese tourist attending the World Cup in Brazil, was visiting a slum, or favela, in the eastern region of Salvador when five men brandishing guns approached his taxi. Luckily for Itai, a 34-year-old from Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, the taxi was able ...

'13 Guam rampage marked by grief

Feb 12, 2014

'13 Guam rampage marked by grief

A year after a random attack on a Guam street left three Japanese tourists dead and 11 injured, the families of the victims are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. On Feb. 12, 2013, then-21-year-old Chad Ryan De Soto drove ...