Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

Jan 20, 2017

Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

The Metropolitan Police Department has newly created a barrier-free room at a detention facility for use with suspects in need of nursing care. It is the first barrier-free detention room in Japan, according to the police. The MPD believes that the need for such a detention ...

Police remember fallen canine comrades

Sep 23, 2015

Police remember fallen canine comrades

The Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday held a memorial service for its police dogs. The event, held at a cemetery for animals in Tokyo's Itabashi Ward, was attended by 40 people who worked with the dogs. "The police dogs are our colleagues. I put my hands together ...

/ Jul 3, 2014

Man accused of egging office of sexist heckler

Police on Wednesday sent a case to prosecutors accusing a man in his 50s of throwing raw eggs at the entrance to the office of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly member Akihiro Suzuki on June 23. The man, whose name was not released, allegedly egged the office ...

Jan 23, 2014

Damages from a terror probe

Despite the award of ¥90.2 million in damages to 17 Muslims in Japan found to have suffered defamation of character after details of a police investigation of international terrorism were leaked onto the Internet, the plaintiffs have appealed the Tokyo District Court ruling for ...

Dec 20, 2013

Cyber-attack probe inconclusive

The Metropolitan Police Department has given up on its investigation of a 2010 cyber-attack against Japan's biggest defense contractor, unable to confirm the source of the attack.

Shibuya revelers face New Year's curbs

Dec 12, 2013

Shibuya revelers face New Year's curbs

Tokyo police say they will restrict public access around the main intersection outside Shibuya Station between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1 to prevent a crush of New Year's revelers forming for the countdown, a recurrent problem in recent years. The Metropolitan ...

Nov 4, 2013

Preventing information leaks

The three-year statute of limitations has expired on indictments of suspects in the online streaming of terror probe documents. Police made no arrests, but the case spurred a dangerous anti-leaks bill.

Sep 29, 2013

Female cops given a boost

It is commendable of the Metropolitan Police Department to urge male officers to change their outdated perceptions of female colleagues and to wipe out prejudicial attitudes.