National Nov 28, 2013

Japanese man arrested for killing ex-girlfriend near Tokyo

Police on Thursday took into custody a man who admitted stabbing his former girlfriend to death the day before in Chiba Prefecture. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was apprehended at a ferry terminal on Hachijo Island around 285 km south of Tokyo. The ...

Editorials Oct 11, 2013

Police must take stalking seriously

The murder of an 18-year-old Tokyo high school student underscores a failed police approach to stalking cases and the danger in giving out contact info to "friends" on social networks.

National Oct 3, 2013

Stronger anti-stalking law comes into force

The revised anti-stalking law, passed in June in response to recent high-profile murder cases involving stalkers, took effect Thursday. The revision, the first since the law was enacted in November 2000, requires the police to explain to a victim in writing if they don't issue ...