DNA analysis leads to arrest of man over ’16 attempted rape
tokyoreporter.com -- Nov 06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police used the results of a DNA analysis to arrest a 27-year-old man over the alleged attempted rape of a woman in Suginami Ward three years ago, reports TV Asahi (Nov. 5).

Early on September 30, 2016, Shohei Matsubara intruded through the unlocked front door of the woman, aged in her 20s. “Don’t resist,” he reportedly threatened while ripping off her underwear. He then allegedly fondled her body.

Matsubara admits to the allegations. “I did it all,” the suspect told police.

According to police, the woman, who lives alone, was not acquainted with the suspect. She was not hurt in the incident.

Police arrested Matsubara after a DNA analysis of material found on a tissue that was left at the scene of the crime proved to be a match for the suspect.

News source: tokyoreporter.com
Nov 18
Ayako Moriya, the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado and now a commoner, has given birth to a boy, her first child, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday. (Japan Times)
Nov 17
Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri was arrested Saturday on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Today)
Nov 17
Niigata Prefectural Police are hunting for a 25-year-old man after a woman was fatally stabbed in a business district in Chuo Ward, Niigata City on Friday, reports Jiji Press (Nov. 16). (tokyoreporter.com)
Nov 16
A man who jumped out of a moving vehicle on the Shin-Tomei Expressway in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday night, died after he was run over by following vehicles, police said. (Japan Today)
Nov 15
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has performed the main rite of the Daijosai, or Great Thanksgiving Ceremony, an enthronement ritual performed once in an Emperor's reign. (NHK)
Nov 15
The suspect in a deadly arson attack on a Kyoto Animation Co studio in July was sent back Thursday to a Kyoto hospital from one in Osaka Prefecture after undergoing multiple skin grafts. (Japan Today)
Nov 14
NHK has learned that a boy who was arrested for allegedly wounding a girl with a knife in northern Japan has suggested he was interested in killing someone. (NHK)
Nov 12
Six people, including four nursery school children, were injured Monday after a vehicle plowed into them at a pedestrian crossing in Hachioji, in western Tokyo, police said. (Japan Times)
Nov 12
One month has passed since record rain brought by a strong typhoon caused extensive damage in much of Japan. (NHK)
Nov 12
Two days after he fled in Osaka Prefecture, prosecutors on Monday caught a man indicted on drug charges who escaped while being transferred to police custody after his bail was revoked. (Japan Times)