Tag - japanese-police



The murder and decapitation of the 62-year-old male victim took place at a hotel in Sapporo's downtown Susukino district in July last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Woman and her parents indicted over decapitating of man in Sapporo
They are accused of killing and decapitating the 62-year-old office worker at a hotel in Sapporo's downtown Susukino district in July last year.
Kenichi Hosoya was taken to the Asakusa police station in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Tokyo police rearrest couple accused of filicide over killing sister
Police suspect a dispute over the family business was the motive for the murder.
Police stations in Tokyo's Minato Ward hold a cycling safety event in Tokyo in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Japan to introduce 'blue ticket' fine system for cyclists
Fines are expected to be between some ¥5,000 ($33) and ¥12,000, the same as those for traffic violations by motorized scooter riders.
Police officers investigate the area around a Starbucks outlet in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, on Jan. 14 after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2024
Ehime police arrest senior yakuza member over fatal Starbucks shooting
The suspect was found alone at a house in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, where police also recovered what appeared to be a handgun and bullets.
Documents, including forged driver's licenses, used in a fraud case are shown at Aichi Prefectural Police's Kasugai police station on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2024
Aichi police arrest five over fraud and illicit opening of bank accounts
The monthslong racket involved the selling of such accounts to a different group for fraudulent purposes.
Police officers assist a woman in front of a police box in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2024
Tokyo police mistakenly arrest Filipino man for allegedly overstaying
Police released the Filipino man and offered an apology about an hour after arresting him on Saturday.
Maurice Shelton (left) and his lawyer Motoki Taniguchi spoke about alleged racial bias on behalf of the police at a recent press conference.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Feb 29, 2024
Making Japanese history by being Black history
Three individuals have stepped up to try and make a difference in the country we live in. They should be applauded.
Satoshi Kirishima in a photo provided by his acquaintance
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2024
Man who died after confession confirmed as 1970s bombing fugitive
Satoshi Kirishima, 70, had been a member of the extreme left-wing group East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front and evaded authorities for 49 years.
A photograph taken by a local resident shows a man being held down by police officers near a convenience store in Sapporo on Sunday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2024
Police describe how fatal stabbing at Sapporo convenience store unfolded
The suspect was arrested at the scene after the attack, which killed one store employee and left two others injured.
A car is seen wrecked near the Todaiji temple in the city of Nara on Sunday after its 79-year-old owner mistakenly hit the accelerator and hit two people, including a man from Taiwan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2024
Elderly driver fatally hits Taiwanese tourist near UNESCO temple in Nara
The driver, who runs a nearby souvenir shop, admitted to mistaking the accelerator for the brake pedal.
A convenience store in Sapporo, where a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing three people on Sunday morning
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2024
One dead after stabbing at convenience store in Sapporo
Police arrested the suspected assailant at the scene of the crime in the city's Kita Ward.
Sanrio Puroland in the western Tokyo suburb of Tama notified police around 9 a.m. that it had received an email warning that a "hazardous" object had been placed on the premises.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2024
Hello Kitty theme park in Tokyo closes after 'terrorist threat'
Sanrio Puroland in Tama received an email warning that a "hazardous" object was placed on the premises, but police have yet to find anything suspicious.
A building in Tokyo's Akihabara district raided by the Metropolitan Police Department's public security bureau in May last year
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Chinese 'overseas police station' in Tokyo raided over benefit fraud
According to papers submitted to prosecutors, the raids stemmed from an alleged illegal receipt of COVID-19 subsidies.
Film director Hideo Sakaki leaves the Akasaka Police Station in Tokyo on Wednesday as police take him to prosecutors.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Film director Hideo Sakaki held on suspicion of sexual assault
While allegations of sexual abuse were made against Sakaki as far back as March 2022, this is the first time that the director has been taken into custody.
Regulating online gambling in Japan can be tricky, particularly when site operators are based overseas in countries where it is legal.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Kyoto police arrest seven on suspicion of running illegal gambling site
The suspects are accused of working for the foreign company operating Dora Mahjong, a membership-based gambling site catering to a Japanese audience.
A site near Lake Hamana in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, where a teenager's body was found
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Five arrested over death of teenager in Japan lake
The body of a 17-year-old boy with Chinese nationality was found in a central Japan lake earlier this month.
Junya Ito's lawyers speak to reporters on Monday in the city of Osaka.
Feb 19, 2024
Junya Ito files lawsuit seeking ¥202 million from women accusing him of sexual assault
Soccer player Junya Ito filed a lawsuit with the Osaka District Court on Monday seeking about ¥202 million in compensation from two women who alleged the winger and his trainer sexually assaulted them last year.
Hiroshima Chuo Police Station
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2024
Detained police officer kills himself amid rape accusations
The officer, who was on suicide watch, had been indicted for raping three women and accused by two others.
Metropolitan Police Department investigators enter an apartment building in Tokyo's Taito Ward where Kenichi Hosoya lives with his family, in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2024
Tokyo couple sent to prosecutors as details of daughter's death emerge
The MPD is investigating the possibility that the suspects changed child care facilities frequently, fearing the abuse of Yoshiki Hosoya would be revealed.
Kenichi Hosoya leaves his apartment in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday after being arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 15, 2024
Tokyo couple accused of poisoning daughter with illegally bought prescription drugs
On Thursday, investigators said that Kenichi Hosoya and his wife, Shiho, purchased olanzapine and antifreeze online prior to their daughter’s death.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?