/ Feb 14, 2017

25% of Japan's stalkers took up police advice for therapy

Among stalkers in Japan who were advised by prefectural police departments in April-December last year to consult doctors and counselors, offenders in 25 percent of all cases followed the recommendations, data from the National Police Agency show. Police departments aim to use medical care ...

Jan 20, 2017

Suicides in Japan drop to 22-year low in 2016

The number of suicides in Japan decreased to 21,764 last year — the lowest level in 22 years, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report released Friday. A Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry official attributed the decline to stronger localized efforts after ...

Mar 24, 2016

Japan to raise speed limit to 120 kph on some expressways

The maximum possible speed limit on the country’s major expressways will be raised from 100 kph to 120 kph, it was announced Thursday, marking the first increase since the 1963 opening of Japan’s first highway. Trucks and other large freight vehicles will not be ...

/ Mar 10, 2016

Police seized 63 guns from yakuza groups in 2015

The number of guns seized from yakuza organized crime groups in Japan in 2015 fell by 41 from the previous year to 63, the lowest since the seizure data was made available in 1967, it was learned Thursday. Police confiscated 16 guns from Yamaguchi-gumi, ...