Man throws bike from 2nd-floor parking area, injuring woman below


A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after he threw a bicycle from from a second floor parking area and it hit a 51-year-old woman walking below. According to police, Mineo Kato threw the bike from the parking area in Totsuka, Yokohama, just before 7 p.m. last… Read


Man arrested over vocational school student’s death


A 27-year-old unemployed man who has been arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of a 20-year-old female vocational school student used her cash card to withdraw 59,000 yen from her bank account — all that she had — the day after her death. Police said they plan to upgrade the… Read


Foreign couple detained after newspaper set on fire at Yasukuni Shrine


A newspaper was set on fire on Wednesday on the premises of the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and police detained a foreign couple in connection with the case, police and firefighters said. Tokyo police arrested Guo Shaojie, a 55-year-old Chinese man, on suspicion of trespassing at the Shinto shrine.… Read


3 men use stun gun in ¥500,000 robbery


Police are searching for three men who attacked another man with a stun gun and then stole a paper bag containing 500,000 yen in cash as he walked along a street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Nishi-Shinjuku. The… Read


Court rejects Ghosn's appeal to end detention


A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn's appeal to end his detention following his arrest last month on allegations of financial misconduct. Ghosn has been held in a Tokyo jail since he was arrested on Nov 19 on suspicion of conspiring to understate his pay… Read


Beijing court sentences Japanese man to 12 years in prison over spying


A court in Beijing has sentenced a Japanese man in his 70s who was arrested in China in June 2015 to 12 years in prison for spying, sources well-informed about Sino-Japanese relations said Tuesday. The man, from Sapporo in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, was also ordered by the court… Read


Art and cash-filled Rio apartment the new battleground for Nissan, Ghosn


A Rio de Janeiro apartment containing cash, art works and personal belongings of Carlos Ghosn has emerged as the latest battleground between the indicted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman and the automaker. Ghosn is seeking to retrieve "personal belongings, documents, cash, objects and art pieces" from the beachfront apartment,… Read


Japanese tourist in Thailand lured by travel freebies into smuggling meth


An Iranian man has been arrested after using travel freebies to lure an unsuspecting Japanese tourist into smuggling a bag of clothes laced with crystal meth, Thai police said Monday. The tourist, whose name has not been disclosed, found the deal on a travel website that offered free getaways to… Read


72-year-old man arrested over murder of sister


Police in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 72-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 76-year-old sister at their home. According to police, Eigo Ota strangled his sister Tokiko at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Ota called 110 to report what he had done. Police initially charged… Read


Restaurant manager stabs estranged husband in head


Police in Shizuoka on Monday arrested a 47-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her 53-year-old husband in the head. According to police, Chieko Shiba attacked her husband Minoru at around 3 a.m. at Bistro Porco, a restaurant that she manages, in Shimizu Ward. Fuji TV reported… Read

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