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JAPANESE POLICE

A man who claims to be "a woman inside" has been arrested for entering the women's bathing area at a hot spring facility in Mie Prefecture.
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2023
Man claiming to be woman arrested for entering female baths in Mie
The suspect was quoted by the police as saying, "I'm a woman inside so I don't understand at all why I'm not allowed in the women's baths."
YouTuber Kazuaki Sugita in a police car in Tokyo on Monday night after being arrested for allegedly slandering a woman
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2023
Japanese YouTuber held for allegedly slandering woman in video
The police said they suspect the Tokyo resident has been producing and posting such videos to increase views for the sake of advertisement revenue.
Chiba Prefectural Police officers speak at a news conference at Matsudo Police Station on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Woman killed in Chiba was repeatedly hit with blunt object
The suspects — one male about 180 cm tall who was wearing a jacket and a cap, and another man described as fairly thin — remain at large.
Police examine the area near an apartment complex in Osaka where a woman was injured and a knife-carrying man was shot by an officer on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Knife-wielding man shot by police in Osaka after attack
The man was shot while wielding two kitchen knives in the wake of an altercation at an apartment building in which a woman was injured.
According to a local fire department in Saitama Prefecture, paramedics parked an ambulance at a hospital to move a patient inside but found the vehicle missing when they returned.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 12, 2023
Man arrested for allegedly stealing ambulance from hospital near Tokyo
Paramedics parked the ambulance at the hospital to move a patient inside but found the vehicle missing when they returned.
Au Pay offers points for each transaction up to ¥250,000, with users receiving reward points.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 10, 2023
Six arrested in ¥171 million au Pay points scam
The store owner is believed to have been recruiting people on social media to cooperate with him on the fake transactions.
Suspects arrested aboard a flight from Cambodia for their alleged involvement in phone scams arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Wednesday night.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2023
Japanese phone scam suspects speak of harsh conditions in Cambodia
One man said he had only one day off a month and was "not allowed to go outside" the apartment from which the alleged scam was run.
The Metropolitan Police Department and other police departments across Japan are increasingly using a kit to test for date rape-drugs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2023
Japanese police increasingly using date-rape drug testing kit
The kit can detect in a matter of minutes whether a date rape drug has been used on someone.
Japanese police investigators arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2023
Japanese fraud suspects extradited from Cambodia
Investigators say the suspects made fraudulent phone calls from Cambodia posing as nursing home staff and lawyers, aiming to scam victims in Japan.
Hiroshima police arrested a senior police officer on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman he met via a dating app.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2023
Hiroshima police officer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
The police arrested 58-year-old Koichi Iwamoto, who claims to live in the city of Hiroshima, on charges of nonconsensual sex and coercion.
An apartment building in Phnom Penh where a group of Japanese nationals was detained for allegedly running a phone scam operation.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2023
25 alleged fraudsters held in Cambodia to be extradited to Japan
Investigators from several Japanese prefectural police authorities have been dispatched to Phnom Penh to facilitate the transfer.
DJ Soda
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2023
South Korea's DJ Soda drops case over groping at Japan event
The disc jockey agreed to a settlement without monetary compensation as she felt the alleged gropers had expressed remorse.
A post office in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside with a firearm.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2023
Elderly Saitama hostage-taker had 'grudge' against post office
The 86-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting into a hospital in Saitama Prefecture and taking hostages at a post office.
A crowded crossing near Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Tuesday
JAPAN / Society
Nov 1, 2023
Shibuya Halloween passes without fuss following ‘don’t come’ message
Shibuya's mayor has expressed satisfaction with the reduction in crowds and public drinking this year.
The Nihon University football club dormitory in Tokyo
JAPAN / Society
Oct 31, 2023
Nihon University staff downplayed drug use problem, report says
The report shows how the university’s system of governance led to the delay in taking action against the American football team’s culture of drug use.
Tsuneo Suzuki (center), the suspect arrested after a police raid of a post office in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday, is taken to a police station in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 31, 2023
Shooting suspect arrested after police raid Saitama post office
Two men were injured in the shooting at a hospital, while two female staff members of the post office were said to be unharmed.
Police watch over the Dotonbori area in Osaka on Oct. 20 as Tigers fans flocked to the area to celebrate the team's advance to the Japan Series.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 30, 2023
Police prep crowd control plans in case Tigers win Japan Series
The Tigers are facing off against the Orix Buffaloes in the series, which kicked off on Saturday.
Police investigate around the site where a car driven by an elderly driver hit three elementary school children in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / FOCUS
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.

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