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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.
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.
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.
Police officers hold a traffic safety lesson for e-scooter users in December 2022 in Tokyo's Meguro Ward.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2024
E-scooter traffic violations rise fourfold in Japan
Reports of traffic violations totaled 1,879 in the month of December, a significant increase from the 405 cases reported in July of last year.
A police officer examines the area around a house in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Friday after the bodies of a couple with stab wounds were found in the house.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 23, 2024
Filipino man arrested over bodies found under Tokyo home
He appears to be an acquaintance of the former girlfriend of the deceased couple's son, the police said.
Jesus Crispin Remulla, Philippines' justice secretary, speaks during an interview at the Justice Department in Manila on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2024
Philippines says it has learned lessons from 'Luffy' crime ring case
One lesson is to place a limit on detainees access to smartphones and other communication tools.
Police investigators conduct an on-site inspection Thursday at a house in Tokyo's Adachi Ward where two bodies had been found.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 19, 2024
Woman arrested after bodies of missing couple found under Tokyo home
The suspect used to date the couple's son, who is in his 30s and lived in the home with his parents.
All Nippon Airways airplanes at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Jan 17, 2024
U.S.-bound ANA plane turns back after man bites flight attendant
The passenger, reported to be 55-year-old American man, allegedly sunk his teeth into the flight attendant's arm while "heavily drunk," leaving her mildly injured.
Mito Kakizawa (right) and former Koto Ward Mayor Yayoi Kimura in October
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2024
Ex-senior vice justice minister indicted for breach of election law
Including sums paid by secretaries, the lawmaker is suspected of having provided around ¥3.3 million to support a candidate he backed in a mayoral race.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in the city of Shikokuchuo, in Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 16, 2024
Yakuza man wanted for fatal shooting at Starbucks in western Japan
Yuichiro Maetani, a 62-year-old member of the Ikeda-gumi syndicate based in Okayama, is still at large after fleeing the scene in the city of Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police Department's founding in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Tokyo police mark 150th anniversary of founding
Founded on Jan. 15, 1874, Tokyo's MPD appointed as its first chief, who had studied European police systems and laid the foundation for Japan's modern law enforcement.
Police officers examine the area around a Starbucks outlet at the Aeon Town Kawanoe shopping facility in Shikokuchuo, Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday night after a shooting incident at the store.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 15, 2024
Man shot dead at Starbucks outlet in Ehime
The Ehime prefectural police department is searching for a middle-aged man who fled the shooting scene after the incident.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan