Trade minister Seko's secretary arrested for beating taxi driver


A secretary of trade minister Hiroshige Seko has been arrested for allegedly beating a taxi driver, police said Sunday. Daisuke Kawamura, a government-paid aide to Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry, is suspected of having punched the driver several times in the face as he was getting out of… Read


Man fatally stabbed on street in Osaka Pref


A 64-year-old man was fatally stabbed while walking along a street in Habikino, Osaka Prefecture, on Saturday night, police said Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m., Fuji TV reported. A passerby noticed the man lying on the sidewalk, bleeding from a wound in the left… Read


31-year-old man arrested for killing bedridden father


Police in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 31-year-old man on suspicion of killing his bedridden 67-year-old father. Police said the suspect, Kei Uwashitomi, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was worn out from looking after his father, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Uwashitomi… Read


Speeding policeman referred to prosecutors over fatal road accident


A 29-year-old police officer has been referred to prosecutors for allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian in Tokyo while driving a vehicle at a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour last December. The officer Terumasa Ozoe, who was working at the traffic division, was suspended from duty for… Read


Mie man arrested for collecting photos he took of female coworker while at work


Police in Kameyama City, Mie Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old man on charges of violating the Anti-Stalking Control Law. He is said to have taken numerous pictures of a female coworker without her knowing using his smartphone camera. The incident was uncovered in October of last year when a man… Read


Egyptian sumo wrestler fined Y500,000 over car accident


Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi paid a 500,000 yen fine Friday following a summary court order after he drove without a license and was involved in a vehicle collision in central Japan last month. The Nagano Summary Court made the order after prosecutors filed a summary indictment earlier in the day… Read


Man arrested for sexually molesting teen girl on Tokyo street


Police in Tokyo said Friday they have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a teenager on a street in December. According to police, the incident occurred as the girl, whose age was not specified, was walking home at around 10 p.m. in Nihonbashihamacho in Chuo Ward, Fuji… Read


20-year-old student sent to prosecutors over fatal bike crash


A 20-year-old female university student in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been sent to prosecutors on a manslaughter charge after she hit a 77-year-old woman pedestrian with her electric bicycle on Dec 7. The woman died in hospital on Dec 9. The student, who was sent to prosecutors on Thursday, told… Read


Singaporean tied to Tokyo Olympics bid charged in court


A Singaporean man linked in media reports to helping Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics was charged in a court on Thursday for lying to investigators. Tan Tong Han, 35, was charged in the State Court for two offences under Singapore's Prevention of Corruption Act. Both offences were for… Read


Ex-dental clinic employee arrested for misappropriating patients’ fees


Police in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 61-year-old part-time dental clinic employee on suspicion of misappropriating at least 12 million yen in fees from patients.  Police said that Masami Suzuki has admitted to the allegations, Fuji TV reported. She told police she pocketed the money on at least 30… Read

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