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JAPANESE POLICE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Apr 5, 2020
Examining the legal definition of a virus
Law enforcement agencies in Japan are struggling to define exactly what the new coronavirus is, and what it is not.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 2, 2020
Japan sees record 4,300 cannabis offenders in 2019
A record 4,321 individuals were involved in cannabis cases in Japan last year, up 743 from the previous year for the sixth consecutive year of increases, with abuse of the drug by young people showing a marked rise, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 31, 2020
Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison
Mika Nishiyama was indicted after admitting to killing the patient in 2004, but she later retracted her confession, saying she had been coerced by investigators.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2020
In Shiga nurse's murder conviction, her disability was never an issue
Mika Nishiyama made a false confession and served 12 years. Then she was diagnosed as having an intellectual disability, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2020
What pushed this Shiga assistant nurse to falsely confess to murder?
Why did Mika Nishiyama, a former assistant nurse who served 12 years in prison for murdering a male patient in 2003, falsely confess to killing him?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2020
Apparent false conviction brings Japan's justice system back into the spotlight
After already having served a 12-year prison sentence following her conviction for murdering a patient, former assistant nurse Mika Nishiyama, 40, is expected to finally be acquitted on March 31.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2020
Shimane man arrested after threatening to 'spread' coronavirus at train station
The suspect told police he has not undergone testing for the virus and that he had exhibited no symptoms.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 12, 2020
Record 1,991 child abuse victims logged by Japan police in 2019
A total of 1,991 minors under 18 were victims of child abuse last year, marking a 42.8 percent jump from the previous year and hitting a record high, the National Police Agency said in a report Thursday.
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.

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