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Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

May 25, 2015

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

A man charged with killing two people in Osaka three years ago pleaded guilty as his trial started Monday, after the proceedings had been delayed so he could undergo two rounds of psychiatric evaluations. Kyozo Isohi, 39, told the Osaka District Court he stabbed ...

May 21, 2015

Man arrested over online post threatening Princess Kako

A 43-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of posting an online message threatening Princess Kako, the 20-year-old granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, police said. Toshiyuki Ikehara, an unemployed man from Tokyo, allegedly posted the message on the 2channel online bulletin board on May 16, ...

May 19, 2015

Lay judges could be exempt from lengthy trials

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow lay judges to be exempt from lengthy trials. The bill to amend the lay judge system law was immediately sent to the Upper House. In cases where a trial is expected to take an ...

May 19, 2015

Yokohama teen admits killing mother, grandmother

A 15-year-old boy in Yokohama has been arrested on suspicion of killing his mother and grandmother, investigators said. The high school student went to the police Monday and said he stabbed the two with a knife at his home around 8 a.m. in a ...