Police said four people were injured after a man set fire to a city hall in Aichi Prefecture, with local media reporting he had been arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2024
Four injured after man sets fire to Japan city hall
At around 3:00 pm, a man with what appeared to be a knife in his hand set fire to the city hall in Takahama, Aichi prefecture, a police spokesman said.
The plaintiff, who is in her 50s, is suing the government, contending that the gender dysphoria law is unconstitutional because it violates Article 13 of the Constitution, which protects an individual's right to pursue happiness.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2024
Trans woman challenges marital status condition for legal gender change
The plaintiff, who has been married since 2015, argues that the legal requirement for one to be unmarried in order to change one's gender is unconstitutional.
The Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes statue in Seattle's Peace Park. The statue was reported missing on Friday by the city government of Seattle.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2024
Statue of A-bombed Japanese girl in Seattle stolen
The feet of the statue are the only remaining part of it after the theft, which was reported last Friday, according to The Seattle Times.
A new rule of having prison officers use honorifics when addressing inmates sparked apprehension when it was introduced in April. Three months later, a prison officer said the rule helps avoid situations where older inmates might not feel comfortable being called by their names without honorifics by officers fresh out of school.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2024
Prison officers and inmates warm up to rule on use of honorifics
Since April, a new rule requires prison officers to use the honorifics san and kun when addressing inmates by their last names.
A 25-miligram bottle of muscle relaxant was discovered missing at Osaka City General Hospital on Friday when hospital officials performed a routine check of a safe that stores pharmaceuticals.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2024
Muscle relaxant goes missing at Osaka hospital
The 25-miligram bottle of the drug, equivalent to 1½ times the lethal dose for an adult, was discovered missing during a routine check on Friday.
Police officers stand guard in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, in April 2023 during a Lower House by-election campaign.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2024
Japan police to tighten security after Trump shooting
Specifically, prefectural police across the country have been urged to enhance vigilance in areas around venues for political events.
The Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture. Brennon Washington, a 25-year-old U.S. Air Force serviceman based at Kadena, on Friday pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2024
U.S. serviceman in Okinawa pleads not guilty to sexual assault
Brennon Washington, who is stationed at the Kadena Air Base, said he did not kidnap or assault an underage girl in December.

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