Neighbor arrested over Niigata girl's death

National / Crime & Legal May 14, 2018

Neighbor arrested over Niigata girl's death

Police arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the strangling of a 7-year-old girl whose body was left on train tracks in the city of Niigata a week ago, investigators said Monday. The man, who was only described as a corporate employee, has ...

Murder and arson suspected in Morioka blazes

National / Crime & Legal May 18, 2016

Murder and arson suspected in Morioka blazes

Two bodies were found in a home in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, where a fire broke out on Wednesday morning, the police said. They believe one of the individuals was murdered. Two other fires broke out in the area, including at a house where a relative ...