Tag - japanese-police



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.
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
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.
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.
Jan 20, 2017
Suicides in Japan drop to 22-year low in 2016
The number of suicides in Japan decreased to 21,764 last year — the lowest level in 22 years, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report released Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2017
Man caught red-handed stealing undercover cop's wallet in Hokkaido internet cafe
A man was arrested for allegedly stealing a wallet from an undercover policewoman in an internet cafe in Hokkaido, police said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 9, 2016
Former Osaka nightclub owner cleared over 'no dancing' violation
The adult entertainment business law bans men and women from dancing in pairs and in physical contact after midnight.
Japan Times
May 30, 2016
Japan shedding 1940s morality by relaxing rules on nightclubs
Late-night dancing is just a step away after the revision of a law that forced nightclubs to close by midnight.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 12, 2016
Police and hospital nearly year late in reporting detainee's TB case to health authorities
Tokyo police officers and hospital workers contracted tuberculosis after coming into contact with a male detainee who died from the disease in February 2015, though the case was not reported to health authorities until January of this year, police sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2016
Tokyo police baffled by theft of hand straps from commuter trains
Investigators are scratching their heads over the theft of hundreds of hand straps from Tokyo commuter trains.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2016
Anonymous claims cyberattacks targeting MPD, airport websites
Police say someone purporting to be a member of the international hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the Metropolitan Police Department's website late Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2016
The shape-shifting landscape of Japan's electronic underground
Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May joined Tokyo's DJ Emma on New Year's Eve to say goodbye to one of the capital's most respected electronic music venues, Air.
Oct 22, 2015
Japan to allow those with hearing aids to drive taxis and buses
The National Police Agency will revise the ordinance of the road traffic law to allow people who use hearing aids to obtain taxi or bus driving licenses in Japan.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 11, 2015
Indonesian police arrest apartment security guard over Japanese woman's murder
Indonesian police said Friday that the suspected killer of a 28-year-old Japanese woman found dead in her Jakarta apartment earlier this week may have targeted her for money and other reasons.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2015
Police crackdown curbing extortionist Kabukicho 'bottakuri' bar rip-offs
Cases of bottakuri rip-offs at bars and nightclubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district have been on the decline thanks to a police crackdown that started in May.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?