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JAPANESE POLICE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 27, 2020
Police arrest suspect in deadly Kyoto Animation arson attack
The arrest comes 10 months after the studio in Kyoto was set on fire, killing 36 people and injuring 33 others.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2020
Gripes about noisy neighbors boil over in Tokyo as stay-home drive drags on
In the most extreme case, a 38-year-old construction worker was stabbed to death over a noise complaint on May 4 while visiting his parents' home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2020
Fukuoka aimed for the top in taking down Kudokai yakuza group
Arrest of a leader essentially put an end to the many crimes the syndicate had been suspected of being involved in since the late 1990s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 21, 2020
Tests confirm 11 'unnatural' deaths in Japan were related to coronavirus: report
Police reported last month the deaths of 11 people deemed to be unnatural before tests showed the victims had been infected with the coronavirus, media outlets reported Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2020
Japanese police warn that criminals are making most of virus outbreak
The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan is cautioning against a rise in phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be city officials.
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2020
Woman suspected of abandoning fetus near Nagoya nightclub
A 20-year-old woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of abandoning a fetus in a suitcase in front of a nightclub in Nagoya, police said.
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.

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