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Police on Tuesday issued a fresh warrant for the arrest of Kirato Wakayama, a 20-year-old former actor, over the murder of businessman Ryutaro Takarajima, 55, and his wife Sachiko, 56.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 21, 2024
Police issue fresh warrants for duo over murder of couple found in Tochigi
Kang Gwang-gi, a 20-year-old South Korean national, and Kirato Wakayama, a 20-year-old former actor, were arrested over the alleged murder of the businessman and his wife.
Ryoken Hirayama, 25, is escorted by police as he leacves the Osaki police station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on April 22. Hirayama is the first of six people arrested in connection with the murder of a Tokyo couple in Tochigi Prefecture to be charged with murder.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2024
Suspect, 25, first to be hit with murder charge over bodies found in Tochigi
A total of six people have been arrested over the incident, but the man, Ryoken Hirayama, is the first to be charged with murder.
Flowers are laid on the bank of a river in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, where the charred bodies of a Tokyo couple were found last month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
May 10, 2024
What we know so far about the case of the burned couple in Tochigi
Details of what happened are starting to become clearer following the arrest of their daughter’s common-law husband, the suspected mastermind.
A vehicle carrying Seiha Sekine, the 32-year-old common-law husband of the deceased Tokyo couple's first daughter, leaves a police station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2024
Two more arrested over brutal murder of couple in Tochigi
Police suspect the Tokyo couple's murder was orchestrated by their daughter's common-law husband, who managed some of the restaurants they operated.
The National Police Agency coined the term "tokuryū" to classify individuals involved in dark part time jobs and quasi-gangsters, using the words "tokumei" (anonymous) and "ryūdo" (fluid) to reflect their characteristics.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
May 6, 2024
Tokuryū, a new crime menace in Japan, emerges from the shadows
Unlike the yakuza, which have a hierarchical structure and strict codes of conduct, they lack a clear organizational structure and thrive on anonymity.
A forest road in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, near the site where the burned bodies of a Tokyo couple were found last month
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 1, 2024
Two more suspects arrested over burned bodies found in Tochigi
Police suspect the two men, both 20, were involved in the torching of the bodies of a Tokyo businessman and his wife.
Hikaru Sasaki enters the Metropolitan Police Department's Osaki police station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on Monday after being arrested over suspected involvement in the torching of the two bodies found in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, earlier this month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 30, 2024
Another possible suspect emerges in case of torched Tochigi bodies
Police are investigating whether another figure gave orders to the man to dispose of the bodies.
Hikaru Sasaki enters the Metropolitan Police Department's Osaki police station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on Monday after being arrested on suspicion of disposing of two bodies found in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, earlier this month.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 29, 2024
Man, 28, arrested in Okinawa over burned bodies found in Tochigi
The man is an acquaintance of the construction worker who earlier turned himself to the police over his possible involvement in the case.
A bouquet of flowers and incense is seen Friday at the site where the bodies of Ryutaro Takarajima, and his wife, Sachiko, were dumped in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 28, 2024
Suspect claims he received over ¥10 million for dumping bodies in Tochigi
Investigators remain cautious, however, since a large sum of money has not been found in the suspect's home or bank account.
The parking lot of a convenience store in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward where Ryoken Hirayama, a 25-year-old construction worker, told police he had lent his car to two acquaintances to handle the matter involving the couple on the instructions of a certain individual.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2024
New details emerge over two burned bodies found in Tochigi
Police say that Sachiko and Ryutaro Takarajima may have been assaulted at a house in Tokyo hours before their deaths.
Ryoken Hirayama, a construction worker arrested in connection with the discovery of the two charred bodies in Tochigi Prefecture, leaves a Tokyo police station on Monday. He has been handed over to prosecutors.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 22, 2024
Man held over charred bodies found in Tochigi says he didn't know victims
Police are investigating further following a disclosure by the man that he had acted on a request from an unnamed person.
Tochigi police have arrested a 25-year-old man over the disposal of corpses in the town of Nasu last week.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 21, 2024
Man, 25, arrested in connection with charred bodies found in Tochigi
Police had been questioning the unidentified man voluntarily since Wednesday, when he turned himself in.
Police discovered two bodies Tuesday as they rushed to a riverbed in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Two charred bodies found near Tochigi riverbed
Police are questioning a man in his 20s on a voluntary basis in relation to the incident.
Mount Asahi, in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, is seen from Mount Sanbonyari. The bodies of four elderly hikers were found Saturday morning near a trail on Mount Asahi.
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2023
Four elderly hikers die near mountain trail in eastern Japan
The four, two men and two women, believed to be in their 60s and 70s, are likely to have lost their way on the 1,896-meter peak in the town of Nasu.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2023
Tochigi Prefecture ordered to pay damages over fatal 2017 avalanche
More than 40 people were caught in the avalanche near a ski resort in the town of Nasu on March 27, 2017, resulting in the deaths of seven students and a teacher.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2022
Tiger attacks three staff members at Japan safari park; one loses hand
The police are investigating if there were any safety flaws at the Tochigi park after its operator said it had failed to confirm that the tiger was in its enclosure the previous day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2020
Man arrested over alleged burial of missing Tokyo woman's body
Yoshito Sato has admitted to breaking into the home of Saori Tomizuka to steal money and strangling her when she resisted, and police expect to serve him with an arrest warrant for murder.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
First Japan-born sand cat to make public debut at zoo in Tochigi
The sand cat is found in deserts in Africa and elsewhere. Measuring around 40 to 60 centimeters in length, it is one of the world's smallest kinds of wildcat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Father of Nasu avalanche victim conflicted about media naming victims
Masaru Oku, father of one of the seven high school students killed in a March 2017 avalanche in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, says he is torn over identifying crime and accident victims by name: He wants to stay anonymous so he can grieve silently without having to deal with the media, but he also feels...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 14, 2018
'Sakura Guardian in the North': A melodrama 'Sayurists' can be proud of
Sayuri Yoshinaga is the last star of Japan's postwar studio era to still be a box-office force. Playing a pure-hearted teen in films for Nikkatsu in the 1960s, she attracted a huge, mainly male, following known as "Sayurists."

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