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JAPANESE POLICE

Traffic violations related to electric scooters in Japan have increased along with the popularity of e-scooter rental services.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 24, 2024
Police officer given ticket after riding e-scooter while drunk
The prefectural police department in Kyoto plans to refer the assistant inspector in his 40s to public prosecutors.
Reporters gather near a house in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward where a fire broke out on Thursday and four people were found dead with stab wounds.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 24, 2024
Woman and three children found dead with stab wounds after Tokyo house fire
The woman's ex-husband was also found injured in the house and was taken to a hospital.
The Takarazuka Grand Theater in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. A former top star of the Takarazuka Revue has been arrested for fraud.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2024
Former Takarazuka star arrested over alleged ¥10 million fraud
Police allege that Terumi Ogura convinced an acquaintance to invest the money by deceiving her that she was planning to produce a movie.
Iwao Hakamata's older sister Hideko (left) marches to the Shizuoka District Court in the city of Shizuoka on Wednesday for a retrial of her younger brother Iwao, who had been on death row over a 1966 murder case.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Trial ruling date for man accused of 1966 murder set for September
Iwao Hakamata, who in a rare example is being retried over a 1966 murder case, will be given a verdict on Sept. 26.
The Osaka Prefectural Police building in the city of Osaka
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Osaka college student's boyfriend arrested over her murder
Karen Watanabe was found lying on the floor by her bed with multiple stab wounds to her upper body.
A building in Tokyo housing the Metropolitan Police Department
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Young girl dies after neck gets caught in car window in Tokyo
The death of the 2-year-old girl underscores ongoing concerns about the safety of children in vehicles.
The Tokyo District Court has dismissed a lawsuit by a foreign woman who claimed to have been subject to discriminatory treatment by police.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Tokyo court dismisses foreigner's claim of police discrimination
A South Asian woman in her 40s and her 6-year-old daughter of Japanese nationality had sued the Tokyo metropolitan government ¥4.4 million for alleged discrimination.
Police on Tuesday issued a fresh warrant for the arrest of Kirato Wakayama, a 20-year-old former actor, over the murder of businessman Ryutaro Takarajima, 55, and his wife Sachiko, 56.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 21, 2024
Police issue fresh warrants for duo over murder of couple found in Tochigi
Kang Gwang-gi, a 20-year-old South Korean national, and Kirato Wakayama, a 20-year-old former actor, were arrested over the alleged murder of the businessman and his wife.
Toyota Land Cruisers bound for shipment at Yokohama port
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 21, 2024
Surge in luxury car thefts in Japan spurs call for preventative measures
Stolen vehicles are often illegally exported, leading authorities to call for increased vigilance.
Hikaru Sasaki was rearrested in Tokyo on Sunday on suspicion of murder over the case of the burned bodies of a couple found in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, last month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 19, 2024
Second suspect hit with murder charge over bodies found in Tochigi
Police served the fresh arrest warrant to Hikaru Sasaki, one of six people held over the case of a Tokyo businessman and his wife whose bodies were burned.
Atsuhiko Kurokawa, the head of Tsubasa no To, is taken to the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Friday after being arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2024
Political group's chief arrested for Tokyo poll obstruction
Atsuhiko Kurokawa, who heads Tsubasa no To, allegedly disrupted the speeches of opponents during April's by-election in Tokyo along with two others.
A new system under which bicycle riders pay fines for minor traffic violations to escape criminal punishment is expected to be introduced in Japan no later than 2026.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2024
Japan passes bill to introduce 'blue ticket' fines for cyclists
The new system will be applied to offenders aged 16 and above who breach traffic regulations.
Investigators are looking into whether the robberies were carried out by the same suspects.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Tochigi police suspect two men held over theft linked to similar crimes
The Tochigi police formed a joint investigation team with the Gunma and Nagano prefectural police after similar cases were reported in their respective prefectures.
Entrepreneurs Yusaku Maezawa (second from right) and Takafumi Horie (third from right) attend a study session on fake social media ads and investment scams at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo on April 10.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Japanese billionaire sues Meta over investment scams using his image
Yusaku Maezawa is suing Meta for its negligence in regulating the use of his name and image in investment scams on its social media platforms.
The Waseda University campus in Tokyo. An 18-year-old male test-taker is suspected of using smart glasses to cheat during the university's entrance exam.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Man suspected of using smart glasses to cheat on Waseda University exams
Photos of the tests were posted on the social media platform X to solicit answers.
Police believe it’s highly possible that human bones found in a molten iron pot at Nippon Steel's Oita factory belong to a missing male employee.
JAPAN
May 15, 2024
Human bone-like objects found at Nippon Steel plant’s molten iron pot, with one worker missing
The police said it’s highly possible that the bones belong to an employee who had been reported missing, and are currently conducting DNA tests.
A former employee of Bandai Namco Entertainment was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly embezzling ¥54 million by selling company-owned mobile phones and other items meant for game development.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2024
Ex-employee of Bandai Namco unit arrested over ¥54 million embezzlement
The man, 59, allegedly sold about 500 company-owned smartphones and other items without permission to a Tokyo-based secondhand store.
Fukushima Prefectural Police are looking into any possible connections between Tuesday's robbery in rural Minamiaizu and a spate of similar cases in nearby prefectures that started late last month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2024
Police probe Fukushima robbery's links to spate of rural home invasions
Several robberies targeting houses in mountainous areas have taken place in Tochigi, Nagano, and Gunma prefectures since late April.
As Japan grapples with its population's rapid aging, supporting people who live and age alone is looming larger on the policy agenda.
JAPAN / Society
May 14, 2024
In Japan, 68,000 people over 65 projected to die alone at home this year
In the first official tally of solitary deaths, the National Police Agency said a total of 21,716 people had died alone at home from January through March.
Officers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police raid the Tsubasa no To office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 13, 2024
Political party Tsubasa no To investigated over election obstruction
The group is suspected of interfering with the campaign activities of candidates in the recent by-election in Tokyo’s No. 15 district.

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