Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

Jul 16, 2013

Pick peaks within your ability, climbers urged

by Koichi Tsujimura

Now that it’s summer climbing season, police and rescue teams are urging potential climbers to choose mountains and routes appropriate for their ability and strength amid an increase in mountain accidents. The National Police Agency said 2,465 people were involved in mountain accidents last ...

Jul 9, 2013

Japan suffered 14,192 suicides from January to June

The number of suicides across the nation from January to June fell slightly to 14,192, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The figure was 102 fewer than in the first half of 2012, when the annual number of suicides fell ...

Feb 22, 2013

Sex offenders among youths up 23%: NPA

Police took action against 648 minors for sex-related crimes in 2012, up 23 percent from the year before, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Data compiled by the agency revealed a notable increase of offenders among junior high school students. “They may have been ...