Man arrested for injuring police officer with machete in interrogation room


A 45-year-old unemployed man who was arrested for threatening to kill his father attacked a 47-year-old police officer with machete while he was being held for questioning in an interrogation room at a police station in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture. According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on… Read


Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report


Lawyers for French carmaker Renault have criticized their Japanese alliance partner Nissan for its handling of an internal probe into the Carlos Ghosn scandal, a Sunday newspaper has reported. In a letter to Nissan dated Jan 19, the lawyers said they had "serious concerns about the methods used" by the… Read


Man charged with murder of female student


A 35-year-old man held in connection with the death of a female university student whose body was found buried last month in the city of Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of her murder. Koichi Hirose, who was initially arrested on Jan 31 for allegedly dumping the body… Read


Dead woman, unconscious man found in Okinawa hotel room


A woman was found dead in a hotel room in Nago, Okinawa, on Saturday. An unconscious man was found on the floor in the same room and is suspected of killing the woman, police said Sunday. According to police, the body of the woman, who was middle-aged, was found by… Read


Mother charged with murder of newborn baby girl


A 24-year-old woman who was arrested in January on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn baby girl has also been charged with her murder. Police said Yumi Jitsuhara, a part-time worker, has admitted to killing the infant and quoted her as saying she had no confidence she could… Read


Man found stabbed to death in Fukuoka apartment


A 56-year-old man was found stabbed to death in his apartment in Fukuoka, police said Saturday. According to police, the body of Takashi Yoshimatsu was found by police lying on a futon in his first-floor apartment in Minami Ward at around 6:15 p.m. Friday, Fuji TV reported. Some acquaintances of… Read


University student arrested over murder of Thai woman in Tokyo hotel in December


Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 20-year-old male university student on suspicion of killing a 19-year-old Thai woman in a hotel in December. According to police, the suspect, Naoki Yosomiya, a student at Showa University, beat the woman and then jumped out of the window of the… Read


69-year-old serial handbag snatcher arrested at Kawasaki supermarket


Police have arrested a 69-year-old man on suspicion of stealing a woman’s handbag in a supermarket in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Police said the suspect, Katsumi Sudo, of no fixed address, is believed to be responsible for at least 23 purse-snatching incidents in supermarkets in Saitama Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported Saturday.… Read


Mother, two daughters, aged 6, 4, found dead in car in apparent murder-suicide


A 37-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged six and four, were found dead in a car in Kitami City, Hokkaido, on Friday, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. According to police, a passerby called 119 at around 9:45 a.m. on Friday after noticing a woman not moving inside… Read


Ghosn ready to repay cost of Versailles wedding: lawyer


Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn is ready to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French car group, his lawyer said Friday. Renault said Thursday that it would report the incident to prosecutors… Read

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