Tag - violence

 
 

VIOLENCE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2018
Stabbings just seconds apart, as passengers panicked: Investigators reveal details of shinkansen attack
Ichiro Kojima, who was sent to prosecutors on suspicion of murder, “suddenly stood up and hacked at me without saying anything,” police quoted a woman as saying.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 2, 2018
Smartphones leading charge to shame troublemakers online
Everyone in Tokyo has a commuting horror story, but sometimes you need to see an example of some really rough behavior on the trains with your own eyes to understand just how bad some people have it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 19, 2018
Man stabbed in neck near NHK headquarters in Shibuya
The video producer was attacked at night while leaving the public broadcaster's headquarters but robbery does not appear to be the motive.
JAPAN
May 9, 2018
Japan court orders damages be paid for wrongful spousal abuse claim
A court ordered an estranged wife and the Aichi Prefectural Government to pay a combined ¥550,000 in damages to the woman's husband for incorrectly declaring him a perpetrator of domestic violence.
WORLD
Apr 21, 2018
Dozens of neo-Nazis serving in German police and army, report says
German security services have identified dozens of public servants, including in the police and army, as belonging to a far-right movement that denies the existence of the very republic they serve, the weekly Der Spiegel magazine said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 21, 2018
In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia
An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2018
Myanmar 'seriously concerned' over war crimes prosecutor's move on Rohingya jurisdiction
The government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi expressed "serious concern" Friday over a move by the International Criminal Court prosecutor seeking jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 27, 2018
NRA's blunders fueled the gun-safety marches
The gun lobby created the movement that threatens to swamp it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2018
Sumo chairman vows to eliminate violence surrounding sport
Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku says that eliminating violence is the top priority for Japan's ancient sport following successive scandals involving physical abuse.
WORLD / Society
Mar 24, 2018
Death during childbirth of Paraguay teen rape victim fuels South American country's abortion debate
The death of a 14-year-old rape victim in Paraguay during childbirth has put the spotlight on the country's high levels of sexual violence against girls and its strict abortion law, campaigners said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2018
White House defends security clearance process on Trump ex-aide Rod Porter, says it hadn't decided yet
The White House on Tuesday defended its handling of the background check for a former top aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives despite contradictory comments by the head of the FBI earlier in the day.
Japan Times
SUMO
Feb 8, 2018
New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member
In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convened and will question every member of the JSA.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 6, 2018
Thai rights group's news conference on holding elections called off after police warning
A news conference by a Thai rights group was called off Tuesday following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a junta ban on public gatherings.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2018
Suit revealed against former sumo stablemaster Kasugano, now JSA director, and wrestler over 2014 assault
A 22-year-old former sumo disciple sued his stablemaster and a retired wrestler last March over the assault years earlier, seeking u00a530 million ($274,000) in damages, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 23, 2018
Looted cash, gold from overrun town helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines
Islamic insurgents looted cash, gold and jewelry worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2018
Bomb in southern Thai market kills at least three, injures 18, security official says
A motorcycle bomb exploded Monday in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province, leaving three people dead and 18 injured, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said.
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2018
Japanese newspaper reporter wounded in unsolved '87 shooting at Hanshin bureau dies
Hyoe Inukai, a former Asahi Shimbun reporter severely wounded by a shotgun during the unsolved 1987 attack on the daily's Hanshin bureau, has died, it was learned Friday. He was 73.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 15, 2018
Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine state, the country's official media reported Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.
WORLD
Jan 9, 2018
Civilian deaths from explosives surged in 2017, campaign group says
More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 6, 2018
Shifting attitudes toward sexual violence in Japan
The arrival of 2018 shouldn't bring the discussion of issues surrounding sexual violence to an end.

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