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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.
Media reporters gather near a hotel in Tokyo's Taito Ward where a man had holed himself up in a room and taken a woman hostage on Friday morning.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 12, 2024
Man arrested after holing up in a hotel with hostage
The Metropolitan Police Department said the man possessed a knife, a baton and a rope.
Ohkawara Kakohki President Masaaki Okawara speaks to reporters on Dec. 27 in front of the Tokyo District Court.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 10, 2024
Authorities challenge ruling over machinery export probe
A Dec. 27 Tokyo District Court ruling determined that the arrests of three people in the case lacked reasonable grounds.
Smoke is seen at the residence of the late former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward on Monday.
Jan 8, 2024
Fire breaks out at former Japan PM Kakuei Tanaka's residence
Tanaka's daughter was quoted by the police as saying she was lighting incense sticks in the house.
A screen next to a police station in the city of Okayama featuring a road safety campaign video in November.
Jan 5, 2024
Japan sees rise in traffic deaths for first time in eight years
Japan still saw the third-lowest death toll on record, with data dating back to 1948.
People wait for a train at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2024
Man arrested for pushing woman off Shinagawa Station platform in Tokyo
The man from Osaka Prefecture has admitted to the charge of attempted murder, saying he wanted to spend the rest of his life behind bars, they said.
Emergency personnel tend to an injured passenger on a Yamanote Line platform at JR Akihabara Station in Tokyo on Wednesday night.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 4, 2024
Woman held after allegedly slashing passengers on Tokyo train
Police said she was apparently unknown to those she attacked.
A man was found dead in a suitcase along the Tamagawa River in Kawasaki, police have said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 31, 2023
Body found in suitcase along Tama River in Kawasaki
Police open murder probe after body of 46-year-old man is discovered.
Junya Hiramoto and Shimon Ishimaru, members of Johnny's Sexual Assault Victims Association who claim to have been sexually abused by the late founder of Johnny & Associates, hold a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo in September
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2023
More men seek sex abuse consultations after Johnny's scandal
According to Tokyo police, consultation requests from male victims surged in September after the agency admitted its founder had abused entertainers.
Ohkawara Kakohki President Masaaki Okawara speaks to reporters in front of the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday following a ruling ordering the government to pay damages.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2023
Tokyo court rules executives of spray dryer firm were wrongly indicted
The case involving Ohkawara Kakohki, a Yokohama-based manufacturer, has once again highlighted problems in the nation’s criminal justice system.
Kiyoto Imamura, suspected to be a senior members of a crime ring, is transported to prosecutors from a police station in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward in a vehicle on July 21.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2023
Four 'Luffy' suspected ringleaders indicted over 2022 robbery
The men are suspected to have planned from the Philippines a home invasion in western Tokyo, in which a resident was beaten and robbed of gold and cash.


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