National Jun 4, 2018

Two Japanese tourists killed in Hawaii head-on car crash

Two Japanese tourists died in a car crash Friday in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island, local media reported. The two women have been identified as Takako Oikawa, 70, of Kanagawa Prefecture, and Michiko Ono, 69, of Tokyo, West Hawaii Today reported Saturday, citing local police. They ...

Saipan police call off search for missing Japanese sisters

National Jul 8, 2014

Saipan police call off search for missing Japanese sisters

Saipan police on Tuesday called off the search for two Japanese tourists missing since June 29, when they are believed to have set out to sea in an inflatable raft. Natsuki Yamada, 33, and her sister Chinatsu, 26, were last seen on a closed-circuit camera ...

National Jul 2, 2014

Saipan police begin search for two missing Japanese sisters

A search is underway for two Japanese sisters who went missing on the Pacific island of Saipan after their rental car was not returned on time and they failed to board their scheduled flight home, police said Wednesday. They said there is evidence that the ...

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

National / Crime & Legal Jun 26, 2014

Witness in Guam trial tells court of panic

A relative of a Japanese tourist stabbed to death in last year's car and knife rampage in Guam took the stand Wednesday, delivering an emotional account of the attack. Shizuko Takeuchi, who was in Guam with more than 20 other Japanese in February 2013 to ...

National Jun 17, 2014

Japanese falling victim to crime at Brazil World Cup

Takeshi Itai, a Japanese tourist attending the World Cup in Brazil, was visiting a slum, or favela, in the eastern region of Salvador when five men brandishing guns approached his taxi. Luckily for Itai, a 34-year-old from Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, the taxi was able to ...

'13 Guam rampage marked by grief

National / Crime & Legal Feb 12, 2014

'13 Guam rampage marked by grief

A year after a random attack on a Guam street left three Japanese tourists dead and 11 injured, the families of the victims are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. On Feb. 12, 2013, then-21-year-old Chad Ryan De Soto drove his ...