National / Crime & Legal Oct 19, 2018

Boy, 15, arrested after stabbing elderly grandparents

Police said Friday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the stabbing of his grandparents in the city of Wako, Saitama Prefecture. The third-year junior high school student, who lived at the same apartment building as his elderly relatives, is suspected of attempted ...

New video tech helps grandparents and grandkids bridge the location gap

National Jun 27, 2017

New video tech helps grandparents and grandkids bridge the location gap

Two online services using technology to allow grandparents to overcome the distance between them and their grandchildren are proving popular in Japan. One is provided by Mago Channeru (Grandchildren Channel), introduced by Tokyo-based startup Chikaku Inc. in 2016. Using the technology, relatives can watch on ...