Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

National / Crime & Legal May 25, 2016

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

A knife-wielding 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, roughly 16½ hours after taking a woman in her 20s hostage at her apartment in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, police said. After hours of pleas by authorities to free the woman, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Honda, released his ...

National Feb 3, 2015

Suga acknowledges increase in terror threat after hostage murder

The threat of terrorism has become more real following the recent murder of two Japanese nationals by Islamic State militants in the Middle East, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday, calling for stepped-up security measures both at home and abroad. "The threat of terrorism ...