Woman arrested for killing 67-year-old mother


Police in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing her 67-year-old mother at their home. Police received a call from a man at around 10:30 p.m. Friday in which he said his mother was bleeding from stab wounds, Sankei Shimbun. Police and an ambulance… Read


Ex-farm minister Yoshikawa indicted without arrest on bribery charge


Former Japanese farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa was indicted without arrest Friday on a charge of receiving bribes from an egg production company while in office, prosecutors said. Yoshikawa, 70, received a total of 5 million yen from a former representative of Akita Foods Co on three occasions between November 2018… Read


Woman arrested after selling counterfeit Chanel item to police officer at flea market


Police in Wakayama City have arrested a 36-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of violating the trademark law by selling counterfeit keychains by French luxury brand Chanel. Emi Goto, who was arrested on Thursday, is accused of selling a keychain with a fake Chanel logo on Nov 29, 2020, Sankei Shimbun… Read


Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told


Carlos Ghosn concealed the scale of his compensation at Nissan because he feared the French government would force him out of Renault if it discovered how much he earned, an executive at the Japanese carmaker told a Tokyo court on Thursday. Hari Nada, a former Nissan vice president in charge… Read


Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl


Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of engaging in lewd acts for money with an 18-year-old female high school student last year. Police said Kensuke Hikiji, a company employee from Tokyo’s Akishima City, allegedly paid the girl 30,000 yen in cash in exchange for sexual services… Read


Man goes on trial for killing police officer, security guard in Toyama


A 24-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a 46-year-old police officer in a koban (police box) and shooting to death a 68-year-old school security guard with the officer’s gun in 2018 went on trial in Toyama City on Thursday, In the opening session of his trial at the Toyama District… Read


Man served 6th arrest warrant for drugging intoxicated woman, sexually assaulting her


Police in Tokyo have served a sixth arrest warrant against a 35-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman after drugging her with sleeping pills. Police said Yoshiaki Kajiwara, a restaurant worker, has already been charged on five similar counts, Fuji TV reported. According to the latest warrant,… Read


6 high school students arrested for beating up 15-year-old boy


The Juvenile Investigation Division of Kanagawa prefectural police has arrested six high school students from a Yokohama municipal high school on suspicion of beating up a 15-year-old boy.  The victim is unconscious and remains in critical condition following the beating, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the six boys, all aged… Read


Man confuses plastic food samples for the real thing; gets arrested for trying to steal cash


On Jan 6 around 3:30 p.m. in Saga City, a 62-year-old man overcome by extreme hunger mistook the plastic food samples in the window of a restaurant for the real thing. He entered the restaurant with the thought of snatching the food from the inside of the showcase to eat. Now, if… Read


39-year-old man arrested for killing mother, sister on New Year’s Eve


Chiba prefectural police have arrested a 39-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his mother and elder sister at his parents' home in Nagareyama City on Dec 31. Shin Honda turned himself in to police and admitted to stabbing the two, Fuji TV reported. Police said Honda told them he… Read

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