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JAPANESE POLICE

Seiji Kihara
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2023
Kishida aide Kihara sidesteps reporters after wife in the spotlight
Weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun reported that Kihara's wife had been questioned by Tokyo Metro Police on a voluntary basis.
A building that houses the National Police Agency. A total of 117 police officers faced disciplinary action in the first half of this year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 30, 2023
Police drunk driving cases up over twofold for January-June
Incidents involving sexual misconduct, including cases of sexual harassment and voyeurism, were the most common causes for disciplinary action.
A car carrying Ichikawa Ennosuke IV leaves a police station in Tokyo
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 28, 2023
Kabuki actor Ennosuke indicted over assisting in parents' suicide
Investigative sources believe that Ennosuke, who was found collapsed alongside his parents at their home in Tokyo on May 18, also intended to take his own life.
A vehicle carrying Runa Tamura is seen at a police station in Sapporo on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 27, 2023
Sapporo victim had history of violence, mother of suspect says
Hiroko Tamura told investigators her 29-year-old daughter had been victimized by the murdered man.
Passengers escape through the windows of a Keio Line train at Kokuryo Station in Tokyo on Oct. 31, 2021, following a stabbing and arson attack onboard.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2023
Can Japan prevent crimes from happening on trains?
Trains are often targeted for attacks because they offer the most familiar, everyday setting. Railway companies are now exploring ways to bolster security.
The Sapporo home where the severed head of a man was discovered Tuesday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 25, 2023
Severed head in ‘love hotel’ murder case found in family home
The police suspect that the 29-year-old daughter, Runa Tamura, carried out the murder and beheading of a 62-year-old office worker by herself at a short-stay hotel earlier this month.
The number of crimes recorded in Japan rose more than 20% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period the previous year, police data has shown.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 20, 2023
Crime in Japan rises in first half of 2023 as COVID-19 restrictions ease
A total of 333,003 cases were reported in the first half of the year, up by 21.1% from the previous year, rising for the first time in 21 years on a January-June basis.
Officials in the municipality of Daito, in Osaka, speak at a news conference on Wednesday regarding a case in which a mother is suspected of starving her daughter, hospitalizing her and claiming insurance payments.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 20, 2023
Mother in Osaka arrested for starving daughter and claiming insurance money
Investigators believe Kasumi Nawata regularly starved her daughter, hospitalizing her 43 times for a total of 332 days since spring 2018.
Police officers gather at Rinku Town Station in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, where they apprehended the suspect in a train attack on Sunday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2023
Man sent to prosecutors over attempted murder on Osaka train
Police will examine whether the suspect is mentally competent enough to be held criminally responsible for Sunday's attack
The hotel where a headless body was found in Sapporo. Two suspects have been arrested so far but police have not yet determined the motive.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 24, 2023
Doctor, daughter arrested for beheading, carrying head out of hotel
Police are still trying to determine the motive, as well as the relationship between the two suspects and the victim.
Kiyoto Imamura is escorted by police after he arrived at Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture in February after being deported from the Philippines.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2023
Crime ring suspect served fresh warrant over Chiba robbery
The case is part of a spate of robberies across Japan allegedly committed by a group whose ringleaders are believed to have recruited people through social media posts.
The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is one of the biggest such events in the capital.
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2023
Safety in focus as summer events see return of crowds and foreign tourists
Nearly 11 million people visited Japan in the first half of the year, about 64% of the pre-pandemic level in 2019, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2023
Stabbing at Osaka train station leaves three injured
A train conductor in his 20s and two other men, one in his 20s and another in his 70s, had been taken to a hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2023
Three girls dead after drowning in Fukuoka river
According to a local police station, the three sixth-grade girls were found at a depth of 3 meters. They were confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital unconscious.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 18, 2023
Carlos Ghosn vows to fight allegations but won't return to Japan
“Nissan will have to pay for what they did to me and my family,” Ghosn said Tuesday, speaking via video link during a news conference in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke charged again over suspected family suicide pact
Ennosuke is alleged to have helped his father take his own life in mid-May, police said, following an earlier arrest on suspicion of aiding in his mother's suicide in the same incident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2023
Japan police to launch new unit for tackling scams that target the elderly
The envisioned unit is expected to have more members and a larger role than an existing team that was established in 2005 to tackle so-called special fraud cases.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2023
Brazilian police arrest suspect in murder of wife and child in Osaka
The man had been placed on an international wanted list for allegedly killing his 29-year-old wife, Manami Aramaki, and their 3-year-old daughter at an apartment in Sakai.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 14, 2023
Four relatives arrested for abandoning boy's body in Kobe
The four relatives are suspected of dumping the body in a suitcase in a grassy area about 800 meters from their home around June 19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2023
Japan considering raising truck speed limit for faster goods deliveries
The NPA will set up a panel of transport experts to discuss whether to increase the speed limit for trucks weighing 8 tons or more from the current 80 kilometers per hour on highways.

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