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JAPANESE POLICE

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2020
Japanese Canadian arrested over quarter-ton stimulant haul in Kichijoji
A 56-year-old man was arrested last month in Japan on suspicion of smuggling about 240 kilograms of illegal stimulant drugs with an approximate street value of ¥14.4 billion ($140 million), narcotics control authorities said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2020
Missing persons toll from 3/11 stands at 2,529, nine years on
The death toll rose to 15,899 in the 12 prefectures tracked after bones were found at a construction site in Iwate and off the coast of Miyagi.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2020
Domestic violence cases in Japan reached new high in 2019
Police investigated a record number of domestic violence cases in Japan in 2019, marking the 16th consecutive year of increase, an official report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2020
Japan gets tougher on road rage and testing for elderly drivers
The Abe government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a bill that would impose harsher penalties for road rage incidents and institute measures aimed at reducing fatal accidents involving elderly drivers.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 29, 2020
Osaka police seize 5,800 bike seats, arrest man in theft case
Osaka Prefectural Police have seized about 5,800 bicycle seats from a rental storage facility and arrested a truck driver on theft charges.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2020
Losses in Japan from cash card collection scams surged in 2019
Losses from cash card collection scams more than doubled in 2019 from the previous year, with swindlers posing as police officers or bank workers visiting victims' homes and tricking them into handing over their cards, a police report showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2020
Deaths caused by Japan's elderly drivers fell in 2019 from record to 401
The number of fatal traffic accidents per 100,000 license holders age 75 or older stood at 6.9 in 2019, down 1.3 from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2020
Police crackdown nets over 15,000 tailgating violations across Japan in 2019
Police ticketed a total of 15,065 drivers for tailgating last year, up 2,040 or 15.7 percent from the previous year, due to increased efforts to tackle dangerous driving practices, police data showed Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 6, 2020
Crime in Japan hits postwar low but child abuse cases on the rise
The number of criminal offenses recorded by police in 2019 dropped 8.4 percent from the previous year to 748,623, hitting a postwar low for the fifth straight year, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2020
Police helicopter carrying heart for transplant crashes in Fukushima, injuring seven
A Fukushima Prefectural Police helicopter crash-landed Saturday in the city of Koriyama in the prefecture, injuring all seven people on board, including four seriously, authorities said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2020
Tokyo prosecutors get warrants for Ghosn and trio suspected of helping him flee
Tokyo prosecutors on Thursday obtained a fresh arrest warrant for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn for leaving Japan while on bail.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2020
Police hunt for suspect after man shot dead in Gunma
Police were hunting for a suspect in the shooting death of a 51-year-old man in an apartment building parking lot in Gunma Prefecture on Friday evening, authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 21, 2020
Britain may hand over robbery suspects despite lack of extradition treaty with Japan
The move comes at a time when Japan is seeking the handover of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail and fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial.
EDITORIALS
Dec 10, 2019
Take more steps to end horrific child abuse
The government has taken steps to fight child abuse, but a rise in cases show that far more must be done.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2019
Cases of money laundering linked to cryptocurrency in Japan up tenfold in 2018
Cryptocurrency can be transferred largely anonymously, with police saying that in some cases virtual currency was used to pay for illegal drugs or child pornography.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 25, 2019
In revenge killing, man stabs to death head of Tokyo foster home where he used to live, police say
The suspect admitted to the murder, telling investigators he resented the time he spent at the foster home and wanted to attack anyone working there.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2018
6,000 cryptocurrency laundering cases reported to Japanese police from January to October
Nearly 6,000 cases of suspected money laundering linked to cryptocurrency were reported to police in the January to October period, National Police Agency officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Jul 2, 2018
Giving visitors to Japan something they can dance to
Is this a case of deja vu on the dancefloor?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 23, 2018
Couple arrested at Tokyo's Haneda airport for attempting to smuggle meth worth ¥1.8 billion
A 43-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife have been arrested at Tokyo's Haneda airport on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with an approximate street value of ¥1.8 billion ($16.7 million), police and customs officials said Monday.
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2017
Newborn's corpse found at Tokyo Disneyland waste treatment plant
The body of a newborn child was found at a waste treatment facility next to the Tokyo Disneyland theme park just outside Tokyo on Thursday afternoon, police said.

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