May 21
Search of suspect’s home revealed 12 whistles, suggesting repeat offenses. (

May 20
Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. (NHK)

May 18
More than 90 percent of child abuse and sexual crime victims and their families didn’t receive compensation from their assailants, nor public financial assistance, largely due to the lack of awareness on the consultation services available, police data showed Thursday. (Japan Times)

May 15
Kyoto University has removed a number of signs put up by student groups around campus. But new ones protesting the removal were posted soon after. (NHK)

May 14
Two high school girls died in a plunge from a building in Ashikaga City on Friday in what police are viewing as a double suicide, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (

May 10
Japan’s Finance Ministry has held an in-house seminar on ways to prevent sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of the ministry’s top bureaucrat. (NHK)

May 07
Altair VR has conquered the Russian franchise market in VR education, with 23 franchisees as of today, and continues to expand into the West. (Altair VR )

May 07
Sexual minorities and their supporters have paraded in central Tokyo to promote equality and greater awareness of LGBT issues.

May 07
An online bomb threat has prompted Tokyo’s Aoyama Gakuin University to call off classes on Monday, the university said Sunday. (Japan Today)

May 01
Watch this tiny camera effortlessly zip around school like an inquisitive bee. (