Jul 8, 2016

Indefinite prison term sought for babysitter over boy's death

Prosecutors on Friday demanded an indefinite prison term for a former male babysitter accused of murdering a 2-year-old boy in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, in March 2014. During closing statements, prosecutors told Yokoyama District Court that the defendant, Yuji Motte, 28, had a strong intent ...

Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

May 31, 2016

Graft charges against Amari and his aides dropped

Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped graft charges against former economy minister Akira Amari and his two former secretaries over alleged graft, citing insufficient evidence. Amari has been facing allegations that he received money in return for doing favors for a construction company, which led him ...

Spurned boyfriend held for fatally torching Rome student, 22

May 31, 2016

Spurned boyfriend held for fatally torching Rome student, 22

A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday — a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career. Sara Di Pietrantonio, 22, died before dawn Sunday after Vincenzo Paduano, ...

Ex-ASDF chief denies misusing political funds

Mar 8, 2016

Ex-ASDF chief denies misusing political funds

Toshio Tamogami, a former Air Self-Defense Force chief whose office was searched on suspicion of using political funds for private purposes, told reporters Tuesday the accusation was false. “I have not used political funds for private purposes. I hope they will investigate thoroughly,” he ...