The Okazaki police station in Aichi Prefecture where a man died while being detained.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2023
Aichi police face prosecutors over death of detainee denied care
The man had been placed in solitary confinement as a result of violent behavior and restraining devices were used on him for more than 130 hours.
Nihon University Vice President Yasuhiro Sawada (right) has sued Mariko Hayashi, the university's chairperson, over power harassment claims.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 27, 2023
Nihon University vice president sues chairperson over power harassment
Yasuhiro Sawada has claimed Mariko Hayashi used her superiority to paint him as being solely responsible for the mishandling of a drug scandal.
Damien Veron (center) attempts to gather information on the disappearance of his sister, Tiphaine Veron, in front of Tobu Nikko Station in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, last month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
French man suspects foul play in sister's 2018 disappearance
Tiphaine Veron, 41, disappeared on the morning of the second day of her trip to Nikko, with her luggage and passport remaining at her accommodation.
A man, who said he was jailed for two years, speaks on condition of anonymity in temporary housing for former prisoners in Tokyo. Criminal recruits in Japan are being "exploited and disposed of as pawns" by gang leaders, the National Police Agency has said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
Why Japan's gangs are recruiting online
For Japan's criminal underworld, social media offers an anonymous way to connect with anyone willing to commit crimes to earn money.
A photo supplied by a witness shows police officers investigating a site near the K-Arena Yokohama music venue in Yokohama after a woman was stabbed on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
Woman stabbed at music venue in Yokohama
The woman was taken to a hospital and is believed to be seriously injured.
A statue symbolizing "comfort women" — those who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II — in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
South Korean court rules in favor of former 'comfort women'
The Seoul High Court overturned a 2021 lower court ruling that dismissed the case on the grounds that South Korea has no jurisdiction over the case.
Police leave the dormitory of Nihon University's American football team in Tokyo after finishing the search in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 23, 2023
Nihon University recommends resignations over cannabis scandal
In August, a member of the football club was arrested for alleged possession of cannabis and an illegal stimulant.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku