Hyogo: Man, 43, dies after father beats him with hammer
tokyoreporter.com -- Feb 13
Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old man after he fatally beat his son with a hammer at their residence in Ueda City, reports the Sankei Shimbun.

According to the Ueda Police Station, Junzo Kikuhara, an employee in the building construction industry, allegedly used a hammer to repeatedly beat the head of his son, 43-year-old Ryoichi, at their residence sometime on Saturday or Sunday.

At around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Kikuhara reported the crime to police. Officers arriving at the residence found Ryoichi collapsed and bleeding. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police did not reveal whether the suspect admits to the allegations or not.

News source: tokyoreporter.com
May 26
The president of Nihon University has apologized over a violent incident in an American football match earlier this month. (NHK)
May 26
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are searching for a man who bludgeoned an officer with a hammer in Shibuya Ward early Thursday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
May 26
A quake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck Nagano Prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that no tsunami warnings were issued. (Japan Today)
May 26
The former head of a school operator at the center of a scandal involving its discounted purchase of state land was granted bail Friday along with his wife, about 10 months after being arrested on suspicion of fraudulently receiving public subsidies. (Japan Today)
May 26
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Russia to help resolve the 2 countries' territorial issue, for the sake of regional peace, stability, and economic development. (NHK)
May 26
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday set proposals that the government introduce a multipurpose "mother ship" enabling takeoffs and landings by fighter jets. (Jiji)
May 26
At least 331 cryptocurrency traders in Japan reported over 100 million yen in miscellaneous incomes in their tax returns for 2017, when digital currency prices spiked, National Tax Agency data showed Friday. (Jiji)
May 26
The balance of foreign assets held by Japan as of the end of 2017 surpassed 1,000 trillion yen for the first time ever, a government report showed Friday. (Jiji)
May 25
Nihon University officials were questioned by the Japan Sports Agency on Thursday about a controversial dangerous tackle by a player of the university's American football team that injured an opponent player. (Jiji)
May 25
At least 10 components apparently fell from a Japan Airlines plane and hit a window of a clinic and a car in Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday, local police said, adding no one is believed to have been injured. (Japan Times)