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JAPANESE POLICE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2022
Prosecutors drop case of dead suspect in Osaka clinic arson
The investigation into the suspected arson on Dec. 17 ended, as the 61-year-old suspect, Morio Tanimoto, died in the hospital on Dec. 30 before police could question him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2022
Police send case of dead suspect in Osaka clinic arson to prosecutors
Prosecutors are expected to drop the case after the suspect, Morio Tanimoto, 61, died before police were able to question him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2022
Crossbow possession banned in Japan after law revision takes effect
Crossbows can now only be owned for purposes such as shooting competitions or animal anesthesia, with owners needing to get a permit from their prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 7, 2022
Aichi police supporting social reintegration of former yakuza
A maximum of u00a5720,000 a year is provided to companies that hire former yakuza, and compensation is available in the event of any trouble.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2022
Japan sees record number of domestic violence consultations amid pandemic
The figure for 2021, up 399 from the previous year, is the highest since a law against spousal violence took effect in 2001.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2022
Koki Tanaka, former member of KAT-TUN, held over alleged methamphetamine possession
Police suspect Tanaka was in possession of about 0.164 grams of methamphetamine while staying at a business hotel in Nagoya on the evening of Jan. 30.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 24, 2022
Japanese municipalities turn to AI for crime prevention
Nagoya and other places are using AI to better prepare patrol routes, with the technology helping to target them toward areas where crimes are more likely to occur.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Kyoto police issue warning over drug slang on social media
From 'broccoli' to 'ice cream,' drug dealers are using slang and related emoji to evade police attention and draw in young people, officers say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2022
Mother arrested over 7-year-old son's suspicious death
The move comes as police also look into the deaths of her three other children at an earlier date, all of whom also died at a young age.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 3, 2022
Japan saw a record number of child abuse cases in 2021 amid pandemic
The number of child welfare referrals reached a record high, surpassing 100,000 for the second consecutive year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2022
Riot erupts outside Okinawa police station after boy allegedly hit by officer
According to police, young people threw stones, sticks, bottles, firecrackers and eggs at the Okinawa Police Station in the city of Okinawa from around 11 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2022
Student, 17, arrested after three people stabbed near University of Tokyo ahead of entrance exam
The suspect, a high school student from Nagoya who was not taking the exam, said he was not doing well with his studies and wanted to die, police said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2022
Tokyo restaurant hostage-taker tried to copy train attacks, police say
The suspect, Akito Araki, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after holding the manager of a Tokyo restaurant hostage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2022
Transgender woman referred to prosecutors for using women's washroom in Osaka
Osaka police say they were contacted after a woman complained that she could not use the women's restroom because 'a man wearing women's clothes was using it,' causing her 'fear.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 29, 2021
Mother questioned by police after boy, 9, dies in apparent fall from Tokyo hotel
Police said an officer found the child lying on the ground on the hotel's premises in Kabukicho, Shinjuku Ward, after hearing a loud noise at around 7 a.m.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2021
Japan held drill in November assuming foreign occupation of Senkaku Islands
The drill took place on an uninhabited island in Nagasaki Prefecture with land features resembling Uotsuri Island, one of the islets that make up the Senkaku Islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2021
National Police Agency preparing for fully automated driving in limited areas
The government is considering a system to screen and approve providers of such services, the agency said, and an amendment to the road traffic law is being planned for next spring.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2021
Osaka clinic fire suspect may have copied Kyoto Animation arson attack
Morio Tanimoto is believed to have attempted to seal the clinic's emergency exit with adhesive tape from the outside a day before to prevent people from escaping.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2021
Two arrested for abducting Kyoto high schooler who was later found dead
The man, Koshiro Irie, and woman, Emu Kinjo, are suspected of luring Sena Shinohara, 19, over the phone on Saturday from Kyoto Prefecture to Irie's house in Shiga Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2021
Tokyo lawyers to collect information on police treatment of foreign nationals
The Tokyo Bar Association will in January start looking into allegations of racial profiling by Japanese police — a claim the government has denied.

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