A 36-year-old man was arrested for arson on Sunday after allegedly setting fire to the Toyota City apartment he used to live in before he was evicted last month, police said.
Tetsuya Yamamoto lived in the company-sponsored apartment until last month, when his temporary employment contract expired and he was forced to leave, after which he was without residence. He is accused of entering the first-floor apartment on Saturday using a spare key, and setting fire to it at around 7.30 p.m. The fire spread to two other apartments, destroying some 40 square meters in total. No one was injured in the blaze, police said.
Yamamoto turned himself into police shortly after starting the fire, and was quoted as saying: "The resident above me was noisy, so I thought I'd trouble him in return."© News reports