Mar 8, 2016

2,561 still missing five years after Great East Japan Earthquake

Five years after the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated vast areas of northeastern Japan, 2,561 people remain missing in the three hardest-hit prefectures, the National Police Agency said. Based on data compiled as of Monday, the agency put the death toll at ...

Jan 15, 2016

Suicides decline for sixth straight year in Japan

A total of 23,971 people killed themselves in Japan in 2015, with the total slipping below 25,000 for the first time in 18 years, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report on Friday. It was a reduction of 6 percent from 2014, ...

NPA guidelines limit all-night clubs to downtown areas

Sep 17, 2015

NPA guidelines limit all-night clubs to downtown areas

The National Police Agency decided Thursday to allow “specified entertainment eating and drinking establishments,” including discos and nightclubs, to operate late at night in downtown areas. Such operations will be prohibited in residential districts and on busy streets near residential areas, hospitals or child ...