National / Crime & Legal Sep 25, 2014

Aichi cop confesses to throwing away criminal evidence

A police officer in Aichi Prefecture has confessed during questioning to dumping large volumes of items used as evidence in criminal cases. Officials in the Aichi Prefectural Police said Wednesday they are preparing to charge him with destruction of evidence. The unnamed officer, who was identified ...

National Jul 18, 2014

Aichi politician reprimanded for 'punctured condoms' population proposal

A member of the Shinshiro Municipal Assembly in Aichi Prefecture proposed distributing "punctured condoms" to married residents to bolster the city's dwindling population, the legislature's secretariat said Friday. Independent Assemblyman Tomonaga Osada was verbally reprimanded Wednesday for the controversial proposal last month and told his ...

National Apr 20, 2014

Aichi revamps scholarships for Asian students

The Aichi Prefectural Government is offering scholarships to students from 22 Asian countries to study at graduate schools there on condition that they agree to work for local companies after graduation. The scholarships cover tuition and ¥150,000 in living expenses for a six-month period before ...

National / Crime & Legal Dec 10, 2013

Japanese politician arrested in China for drug possession

Police in Guangdong province, China, have formally arrested a 70-year-old municipal assembly member from Aichi Prefecture for allegedly possessing illegal drugs, local officials said Monday. Takuma Sakuragi, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly, was taken into custody at Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport on Oct. ...