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JAPANESE POLICE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2023
Man arrested for allegedly inflicting brain damage on son in Osaka
Yudai Arata, 26, is accused of causing his second-born son to suffer severe head trauma by unknown means at the family's home in Izumiotsu in December 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2023
Tokyo police's Twitter account for disaster info turns 10 years old
Tokyo police created the account after it became aware of the need to send out accurate information following the March 2011 major earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2023
Police took 1.63 million nonurgent emergency calls from January to November 2022
Of the total calls received, 622 involved the use of a system allowing police to receive videos of the events concerned, such as crimes and accidents, from the callers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2023
Police prepare for spring elections six months after Abe was killed on the campaign trail
The National Police Agency has conducted a drastic review of its protection for dignitaries and introduced a plan to check the protection plans of prefectural police in advance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Series of burglaries target pricey Pokemon cards in Tokyo
According to sources at Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department, Pokemon and other collectible cards were stolen from several stores in the Akihabara district.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Jan 5, 2023
Indictment draws near for Abe assassination suspect
Tetsuya Yamagami is currently in detention and undergoing psychiatric evaluation, but the period for that process is set to expire soon.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2023
Traffic deaths in Japan hit record low again in 2022
The National Police Agency believes that deaths from traffic accidents have declined as a result of road safety measures that have been put in place.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2023
Suspect in Saitama family's murder denies killing
DNA from blood found on clothing confiscated from the home of the suspect, Jun Saito, 40, matches that of all three victims, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2022
Blood found on clothing owned by suspect in murder of Saitama family
Prefectural police have said they received reports of a man in black clothing carrying what appeared to be a hammer as he left the scene on foot shortly after the murders.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2022
U.S. national killed in Saitama was a well-established businessman in Japan
William Bishop Jr. came to Japan in 1974 and eventually went on to start his own health care consultancy. He has been described as “dedicated, hard-working and a real leader.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2022
Man sent to prosecutors after three found dead in Saitama
Jun Saito, 40, was arrested following the murders of William Bishop Jr., a 69-year-old U.S. national, along with Bishop's wife and daughter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2022
Man arrested after three people found dead at Saitama house
The victims are believed to be a couple in their 60s who lived at the house and their daughter, who was in her 30s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2022
Prosecutors to indict Abe's suspected shooter after psychiatric evaluation
The Nara District Prosecutor's Office earlier extended the detention of Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, to carefully examine whether he was mentally fit to withstand trial.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2022
Tokyo police officers launch YouTube series to reach out to citizens
Two Tokyo police officers launched a YouTube series in an effort to make the police appear more friendly in the eyes of citizens, making them the first police YouTubers in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2022
Police suspected of assault after man dies in Aichi holding cell
The man was allegedly handcuffed and bound with rope for over 100 hours, sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Dec 12, 2022
Hiroshima stepping up preparations to host G7 summit
Works include repairs to roads and new road lighting, which comes following the securing in September of a u00a51.68 billion supplementary budget.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2022
Five arrested over gang brawl at Tokyo restaurant
Those arrested include members of the Chinese Dragon gang, comprised primarily of second- and third-generation descendants of Japanese orphans left in China at the end of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2022
Tokushima town vice speaker arrested over drug probe leak
Kenji Hiraishi was arrested on suspicions of aggravated bribe-taking and violation of confidentiality obligation under the Local Public Service Law.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2022
Explosion in Tokyo manhole kills two
Police will investigate the case with a view to bringing a charge of professional negligence resulting in death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 5, 2022
Shizuoka kindergarten head referred to prosecutors over child's death
The former principal was referred to prosecutors for alleged professional negligence resulting in death after a 3-year-old girl died of heatstroke in a van used by the school.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals