Tag - stalking

 
 

STALKING

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2014
Woman shot to death in car in Gunma lot
Police launch a search for the killer of a 26-year-old woman found shot to death in her car in Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Feb 1, 2014
War against stalkers broadens its aims
If you would, dear reader, please take a moment of your time today and let Prime Minister Shinzo Abe know that you'd like him to treat Japan's stalking problem seriously. Let him know that you'd like the Diet to make real laws that would protect the women who are subject to harassment, humiliation, injury and even death by men who chase them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2013
First lady scrutinizes blackballing of beauty queen
Ikumi Yoshimatsu's pursuit of stalking charges against powerful talent agency executives Genichi Taniguchi draws the attention of first lady Akie Abe.
EDITORIALS
Dec 15, 2013
Protecting stalking victims
New guidelines, task forces and procedures established by the National Police Agency aim to better protect stalking victims.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2013
Man exits ferry, admits killing Chiba ex-girlfriend
Police arrest a 23-year-old man who admitted stabbing his former girlfriend to death on a street in a Tokyo suburb in Chiba Prefecture hours earlier.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2013
Stalking victim info leaked by Zushi officials?
Private information about a woman who was stalked and killed by her former boyfriend is thought to have been leaked by a local government in Kanagawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2013
Police called wrong phone in stalking murder
Police admit they couldn't phone Charles Thomas Ikenaga to warn him against stalking a high school girl he later killed because they had been calling the number the victim provided of a mobile belonging to of one of his friends.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 10, 2013
Accused killer says he hid in victim's home
The man accused of stalking and stabbing to death an 18-year-old high school student confesses that he was waiting inside her Mitaka, western Tokyo, home to kill her.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 10, 2013
Tougher stalking law failed to stir police
Coming just days after the introduction of a tougher anti-stalking law, a high school student's murder raises doubts about the police's ability to respond to credible threats.
JAPAN
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.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 20, 2013
Hostage drama ends without fatalities
Berlin AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 16, 2013
Stalker sentenced to hang for double murder
The Nagasaki District Court on Friday sentenced a 28-year-old man to death for the 2011 murders of two relatives of a woman he had been stalking, in a lay judge trial.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 14, 2013
Accused stalker, double-slayer denies guilt
A 28-year-old man pleads not guilty in court to charges that he killed the mother and grandmother of a woman he allegedly roughed up and stalked in 2011.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 23, 2013
The stalking cure: rehabilitating an all too common menace
When forensic psychiatrist Frank Farnham first meets a stalker, he doesn't judge. Some of his clients have done awful things. They have intimidated, pursued and terrified their victims.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on