People offer prayers in September 2022 at a parking lot in Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture, where a 3-year-old girl died of heatstroke after being left in a school bus.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2024
30 months sought for ex-nursery head over girl's heatstroke death
Meanwhile, a prison term of one year was sought for a former teacher at the facility in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Former lawmaker Tomohiro Konno has been arrested for allegedly lending his name as a lawyer to other people to do legal work in violation of the attorney law.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Ex-Japan Lower House member Konno arrested over name-lending
Konno allegedly lent his name to have other people do legal work to recover special fraud damage for five victims, with virtually no cases of damage recovery.
Kazane Kajiya, 27, (second from left) and others filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the Maternal Health Law infringes upon their constitutional rights by restricting women's ability to make decisions about their own bodies.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
In Japan, a legal fight for the right to sterilization surgery
The plaintiffs' argue that the Maternal Health Law infringes on their rights by restricting a woman's ability to make decisions about their own bodies.
Tokyo police on Thursday submitted their investigation papers for a voyeurism case involving the former Singaporean diplomat to prosecutors.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Police wrap up voyeurism probe on ex-Singaporean diplomat
The 55-year-old former counselor at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo took photos of a naked 13-year-old boy in a public bathhouse in the capital.
Daichi Nomiyama, 30, had posed as a reporter from the Asahi Shimbun since April, conducting interviews with members of various university cheerleading teams.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Kamakura firefighter arrested for impersonating Asahi Shimbun reporter
The 30-year-old man passed himself off as a reporter for the newspaper to secure interviews with university baseball cheerleaders.
Hokkaido police are investigating the sequence of events leading to the victim's death.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2024
Suspects in high school girl’s murder used social media to extort her
The victim is believed to have used a picture of one of the suspects on social media without permission, which led to the extortion.
A street in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward near Okubo Park. Masahide Nanba, arrested on suspicion of robbery and sexual assault, is said to have approached the victim near the park before leading her to a nearby hotel.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2024
Man arrested over robbery and sexual assault in Tokyo's Kabukicho
The man is said to have approached a woman in her 20s near Okubo Park before leading her to a nearby hotel where he robbed and assaulted her.

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