Aug 6, 2014

Panel urges tougher penaties for stalking

An expert panel commissioned by the National Police Agency called Tuesday for tougher punishment on stalking, as well as a ban on loitering around victims and stalking behavior that uses social networking sites. Following the panel’s proposals made in a report, the NPA plans ...

Jun 16, 2014

85-year-old Japanese man arrested for stalking woman, 80

Police have arrested an 85-year-old man in Wakayama Prefecture for allegedly stalking an 80-year-old woman he reportedly met when she shared a hospital room with his now-dead wife. Takeo Nitta, of Hashimoto, allegedly left several telephone messages on the woman’s answering machine in November, ...

Nov 8, 2013

Stalking victim info leak laid to tax man

A former tax division chief in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, may have been the person who leaked personal information on a local housewife that enabled a stalker to track her to her home and murder her last November, police sources said Friday. A key focus ...

Aug 2, 2013

Chiba man arrested for stalking, threatening woman

A man from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of stalking a woman by bombarding her with emails, becoming the first person to be held under a revision to the anti-stalking law that took effect last month, police said. Keiji Shirakawa, 40, ...