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Police investigate around the site where a car driven by an elderly driver hit three elementary school children in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday.
Oct 26, 2023
Elderly motorist hits elementary school students in Shizuoka
The man was arrested at the scene for alleged negligent driving resulting in injury.
Yasuhiro Sawada, vice president of Nihon University, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Oct 26, 2023
University official 'sad' about calls to quit over drug scandal
Two members of the football club have been arrested in the scandal so far — one in August and the other in October.
A participant tries an electric kick scooter at a safety workshop in Tokyo in June ahead of a relaxation of rules for riding the device in July.
Oct 26, 2023
Violations of electric kick scooter rules on rise in Japan
Cases of violation in Tokyo for which the police took action came to 1,811 in the July-September period.
Police search the home of Tatsuya Yasuzumi in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2023
Man suspected of involvement in teenage girl’s death in Tochigi
Police are looking into how the two became acquainted, with local media reports saying they may have met on social media.
The Nihon University football club dormitory in Tokyo
Oct 22, 2023
Drug scandal at Nihon University American football club seen spreading
The university suspended the football club's activities indefinitely in August following the arrest of one person the same month over cannabis.
The Nihon University football club dormitory on Monday in Tokyo
Oct 19, 2023
Nihon University vice president urged to quit over drug scandal
Members of Nihon University's executive team have urged the vice president of the school to quit over the handling of a drug scandal at its football club.
A 46-year-old priest was arrested Thursday for possessing marijuana at his home in Sammu, Chiba Prefecture, according to an NHK report.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 19, 2023
Chiba priest arrested for marijuana possession: NHK
Police arrested the priest at Rengeji Temple for possessing dried marijuana at his home.
Police are looking for a suspect in his 40s to 50s following an assault and robbery in Hachioji, western Tokyo, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2023
Police hunting for suspect after assault and robbery in Tokyo house
The suspect is described as a man in his 40s to 50s wearing a gray jacket and pants and standing 180 centimeters tall.
Firefighters arrive at Sendai Station following the report of a possible chemical leak inside a train on Monday.
Oct 9, 2023
Chemical leak injures four passengers on Tohoku Shinkansen
JR East staff confirmed something like smoke was rising from one of the cars and passengers were asked to evacuate.
Pedestrians look on after a car plowed into a line of people in Tokyo's famous Shibuya scramble intersection Saturday evening.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 8, 2023
Two seriously hurt in accident near Tokyo's Shibuya crossing
Local media reports said Sunday that one of the men hit in the incident had suffered a fractured pelvis and another a fractured skull.
Mount Asahi, in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, is seen from Mount Sanbonyari. The bodies of four elderly hikers were found Saturday morning near a trail on Mount Asahi.
Oct 7, 2023
Four elderly hikers die near mountain trail in eastern Japan
The four, two men and two women, believed to be in their 60s and 70s, are likely to have lost their way on the 1,896-meter peak in the town of Nasu.
Yotsuya Otsuka cram school head office in Nakano Ward, Tokyo
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Oct 6, 2023
Cram school teacher arrests ignite child safety debate
Two cram school teachers in Tokyo were arrested for allegedly taking photos of a female student's underwear and sharing them on a group chat.
The number of phone fraud cases involving international calls has been rising sharply in recent months.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2023
Japan logs sharp rise in phone fraud using international calls
Over half of telephone fraud cases reported in September involved international phone numbers.
The Kabukicho area in Tokyo's Shinjuku district
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2023
80 women arrested in Tokyo's Kabukicho over alleged prostitution
Police have been cracking down on prostitution in the nightlife district amid a surge of activity following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
A Yotsuya Otsuka cram school in Tokyo
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 2, 2023
Second ex-Tokyo cram school teacher arrested for upskirt video
Narumi Nakamura allegedly asked his colleague to take a video of a 7-year-old student's underwear.
Makoto Nishimoto during his campaign rally in December 2022. On Wednesday, Nishimoto, a member of the Miyazaki Municipal Assembly who goes by the name Super Crazy-kun, was indicted on sexual assault charges.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2023
Japan politician Super Crazy-kun indicted on sexual assault charges
Makoto Nishimoto was charged on the grounds of nonconsensual sexual intercourse resulting in injury. The victim was a female acquaintance in her 30s.
A screenshot from the Metropolitan Police Department's Twitter account warning of messages that appear to be recruiting people for paid criminal activities, posted in May 2021
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2023
Police to scan social media with AI in hunt for online crime
The AI will not only look for specific keywords but also identify posts suspected to contain harmful information based on context.
BlackTech, a Chinese government-linked group that has been active since 2010, breached company headquarters through the infiltration of international subsidiaries, according to Japanese and U.S. security agencies.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2023
Japan and U.S. warn of corporate hacking by China-linked group
BlackTech, a group that has been active since 2010, was said to have targeted a variety of sectors including technology and telecommunications.
Two patients were fatally stabbed at a hospital in in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 27, 2023
Two patients fatally stabbed by family member at Shizuoka hospital
Kenichi Saito's wife, Chizuko, 72, and daughter Seiko, 40, had been hospitalized in separate rooms on the same floor.
Shinya Tokita enters a police station in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 27, 2023
Online casino settlement agents arrested in Japan
Police believe the suspects transferred tens of billions of yen and earned more than ¥2.1 billion in commission fees.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan