Ex-post office chief in Nagasaki may have swindled ¥1 bil


A former head of a post office in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Nagasaki may have swindled more than 50 people out of over 1 billion yen, Japan Post Co said Tuesday. The man, who is in his 60s, had fraudulently collected money from November 1996, or possibly earlier, to… Read


Female teacher, ex-boyfriend arrested for voyeurism and child pornography


Gunma prefectural police have arrested a 28-year-old female high school teacher and her 29-year-old ex-boyfriend on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law after they took voyeuristic images of girls in the changing room at a hot springs facility in 2016. Police said Shizuka Hamasaki, employed at a… Read


Man arrested for attempted murder after woman clings to hood of car


Police in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 78-year-old Buddhist priest on suspicion of attempted murder after he drove his car with a woman clinging to the hood. According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday along National Route 355, Fuji TV reported. Police said the incident… Read


2nd man referred to prosecutors over 'Terrace House' star bullying


Police on Monday referred a second man to prosecutors over the cyberbullying of Hana Kimura, a cast member on the now-canceled reality TV show "Terrace House" who apparently committed suicide last year. The Tokyo police said the man in his 30s from Fukui Prefecture posted four hateful messages about Kimura,… Read


Police searching for man who stole tiny fish valued at ¥1.1 million


At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 26 in Nakama City, Fukuoka Prefecture, a man smashed through the fence of a yet-to-be-opened shop, and armed with two lights and a nylon net robbed the establishment of roughly 1.1 million yen in merchandise. The merchandise in question? None other than the Japanese rice fish, also… Read


21-year-old man arrested for abusing one-year-old son


Police in Aizumi, Tokushima Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abusing his one-year-old son by throwing him to the floor.  According to police, Ryuji Kobayashi threw his second-oldest son to the floor at their apartment at around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The boy suffered… Read


Man who refused to get off shinkansen arrested in Nagoya


Aichi prefectural police have arrested a 50-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business after he refused to get off a shinkansen (bullet train) and remained inside the restroom.   According to police, Koichi Takanaga, from Shiga Prefecture, was seated on the Tokaido Shinkansen operating between Kyoto and… Read


Suspect arrested over death of man found on street in Akita Pref


Police in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 65-year-old man who was found lying on the street last week. According to police, Hisashi Narita, a bar manager, is accused of knocking Seitoku Takeda to the ground and kicking his head at around… Read


Forklift driver arrested after hitting, killing pedestrian


Police in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a 47-year-old woman with his forklift. According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim, Rie Ito, was walking… Read


77-year-old woman says she killed her ailing son at his request


Police in Akiruno city, Tokyo, have arrested a 77-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 47-year-old ailing son. According to police, Kikuyo Kodama strangled her third-oldest son Akira at their home at around midday on Friday, Fuji TV reported. She then called 110 at 12:30 p.m. and told police what… Read

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