Jun 26, 2015

Teen admits bludgeoning father to death in Sapporo

A teenager was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing his 51-year-old father at his home in Sapporo, after turning himself in and admitting to the slaying, police said. According to the Sapporo police, the 18-year-old hit his father with a bat-like object at around 11 ...

Jun 23, 2015

Sapporo files protest after tax authorities reject refund request

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. filed a protest over national tax authorities’ earlier decision to refuse the brewery’s request for a tax refund. The beer maker lodged the protest with regional tax authorities in four prefectures and Hokkaido. The authorities rejected in April refunding ¥11.5 billion ...

Nov 27, 2014

Sapporo to bid for '26 Games

The mayor of Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost island prefecture Hokkaido on Thursday announced the city’s intention to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. The Japanese Olympic Committee will decide in 2016 which Japanese city will bid to host the event before International Olympic Committee ...

Nov 26, 2014

Man, 26, held for beating infant daughter into unconsciousness

Sapporo Nishi Police in Hokkaido arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly striking his 4-month-old daughter in the head on several occasions to the point where she has been unconscious since August. Toshiyuki Miyamoto of Sapporo’s Nishi Ward reportedly abused his daughter, Yuki, for ...