National Topics

Nov 30, 2016

Nikkei newspaper employee arrested over hacking of model's email

An employee of Japanese news organization Nikkei Inc. was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally accessing the email accounts of a popular Japanese model, a former idol group member and two others. Jun Terai, a 29-year-old staffer in the newspaper’s digital division, is suspected ...

Nov 28, 2016

Aska arrested for alleged stimulant use during parole

Pop singer-songwriter Aska was arrested Monday for allegedly using illegal stimulants, which would violate the parole terms of his suspended 2014 prison sentence. The 58-year-old Aska, whose real name is Shigeaki Miyazaki, had posted a number of comments on his blog on Monday afternoon ...

Nov 28, 2016

Nagano farmer finds dead man buried on his land

A body of a man was found buried Sunday on a farm in the village of Nanmoku, Nagano Prefecture, local police said. The body, apparently that of an adult male, had not decayed, the police said, adding the corpse was clad in jeans and ...