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JAPANESE POLICE

Members of the police dog units of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department take part in a New Year march in Tokyo in January 2023.
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2024
How dogs have helped Tokyo police for over a century
The role of police dogs has changed due to the spread of DNA testing, security cameras and other tools of technology.
Kenichi Hosoya leaves an apartment in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Wednesday after being arrested.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2024
Tokyo couple held after 4-year-old daughter dies of antifreeze poisoning
According to investigative sources, the couple is suspected of giving their daughter the substance sometime in March last year.
A site near Lake Hamana in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture, where a boy's body was found
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2024
Body of 17-year-old boy found in central lake; murder suspected
Prefectural police have set up a special team to investigate the suspected murder.
Okinawa Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder for allegedly dragging a woman onto a road, leaving her to be run over by a passing taxi in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2024
Okinawa man arrested for allegedly leaving woman in street to be run over
Police reports indicate that the pair had been drinking together immediately prior to the incident, with the woman possibly intoxicated and unable to move.
Seibu Chuo park in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, near where several children were bitten by a dog on Wednesday
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2024
Dog that bit 12 people in Gunma Prefecture was not vaccinated for rabies
The pet owner has admitted that he failed to inoculate the 2-year-old Shikoku that went on a biting spree in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Wednesday.
The Aichi Prefectural Police department holds an event in Nagoya in December to advocate safe electric scooter riding.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 9, 2024
Nagoya man arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run with electric scooter
According to the police, the suspect went the wrong way down a one-way street and hit a 47-year-old man, breaking his collarbone and ribs.
A building in Manila where a group of Japanese individuals engaged in fraud
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 8, 2024
Cyber and phone fraud cases in Japan surge, marking 15-year high
National Police Agency officials say that it is premature to conclude that public safety in Japan has deteriorated.
Seibu Chuo park in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, near where children were bitten by a dog on Wednesday
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2024
12 bitten in dog attack in Gunma Prefecture, with five sent to hospital
The police have questioned the dog's owner, a 62-year-old man who lives in the city of Isesaki.
Japanese police have arrested four Vietnamese people for allegedly stealing more than 5,000 items from Uniqlo and other clothing shops in Japan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2024
Four Vietnamese arrested for repeated shoplifting at Uniqlo
The group is believed to have stolen 5,237 items, with estimated losses totaling around ¥20 million.
A car carrying the body of a man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima is seen in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2024
Body of man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima sent to crematorium
Kirishima allegedly committed a series of bombings targeting companies in Japan between 1974 and 1975.
An investigator on Friday searches a house where the man who claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima had lived in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2024
DNA tests show dead man likely 1970s bombing fugitive in Japan
He has long been wanted on suspicions that he planted and detonated a bomb in a building in Tokyo's Ginza district in April 1975.
Japan midfielder Junya Ito in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Sept. 9. Police have said that an investigation has been launched into claims of sexual assault involving the soccer player, allegations he denies.
SOCCER
Feb 1, 2024
Ito leaves Japan soccer team after sexual assault claims
Two women claimed Ito sexually assaulted them last year, but the player's lawyer said he has denied their claims
Shigeyuki Kin
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2024
Wanted gang member Shigeyuki Kin held by Nagano police
The suspect in a 2020 attempted murder was alone at the time of the arrest and did not resist, admitting to the police that he was indeed the fugitive.
The severed trunk of a roadside tree in front of a Bigmotor dealership in the city of Saitama, in July. Police authorities have received 51 reports of damage apparently caused by the company's practices of felling and killing with herbicides trees on the streets in front of its stores.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
First Bigmotor employee arrested over alleged removal of roadside trees
Toshiyuki Kamohara, 51, is believed to have instructed staff at the company's Kawasaki outlet to cut down trees near the store.
Zain Syed (left), a Pakistan-born Japanese citizen; Maurice, a U.S. citizen with permanent residency in Japan; and Matthew, a Pacific Islander with permanent residency, outside the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo on Monday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 29, 2024
Lawsuit filed in Tokyo over alleged racial profiling by police
The plaintiffs are seeking around ¥3 million in damages each from central and local governments in the case, which is the first of its kind.
Satoshi Kirishima
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 29, 2024
Man believed to be fugitive Satoshi Kirishima dies in Kanagawa hospital
The man, who recently confessed to being the alleged bomber Satoshi Kirishima, had been hospitalized with terminal cancer.
Media gather in front of the hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture where Satoshi Kirishima, a fugitive who has been on police wanted lists for almost 50 years, is believed to have been admitted.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2024
Bombing fugitive worked for decades at building contractor
The man, who has been hospitalized with terminal cancer and confessed to being Satoshi Kirishima, lived under the name Hiroshi Uchida, sources said.
A site in a building in Tokyo's Ginza district which was blasted away in April 1975
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
Man believed to be long-time fugitive Satoshi Kirishima detained in Japan: reports
The man is a former member of a radical Japanese leftist group behind a string of deadly bombings in the 1970s.
A security camera near Takojima Elementary School, which is used as an evacuation shelter following the New Year's Day quake, in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2024
Japan to fight crime in quake-hit areas with 1,000 security cameras
The National Police Agency and prefectural police forces plan to install around 1,000 security cameras at locations including evacuation centers.
Three plaintiffs are set to file a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court on Monday, seeking compensation over claims of racial profiling by police.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2024
Foreign residents to file landmark suit alleging racial profiling by police
Three men are to file a lawsuit over claims that they have been repeatedly questioned by police because of their ethnicity or appearance.

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