National / Crime & Legal Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, whose ...

National / Crime & Legal Aug 9, 2014

Sasebo girl detained for psychiatric testing

The Sasebo Summary Court has ordered that the 16-year-old girl held on suspicion of killing a classmate last month and dismembering her body remain detained for psychiatric evaluation, her lawyers said. The court granted the prosecution's request to detain the first-year high school student for ...

Most shared Japan Times stories from July

National Aug 4, 2014

Most shared Japan Times stories from July

In case you missed them, here are the most shared stories from The Japan Times for July 2014. The top 10 most shared new stories Welfare ruling stuns foreigners The landmark decision by the Supreme Court that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not entitled to welfare ...