SOCIETY

Jun 22
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two men in the alleged sexual assault of a female employee of a maid cafe in Akihabara earlier this year, reports Nikkan Sports (tokyoreporter.com)

Jun 22
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male executive at Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) for allegedly pouring an illegal sex enhancement drug on the face of the woman earlier this month, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Jun 22
On 19 June it was announced that three teens were arrested for the robbery and assault of a 20-year-old man. The victim was on his moped when a cigarette was put out on his face and his bike and helmet were stolen from him. (rocketnews24.com)

Jun 22
Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito returned home on Wednesday morning from a week-long official visit to Denmark, arriving at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda on a Japanese government jet. (Jiji)

Jun 21
Heavy rain hit a wide area on the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago Wednesday, disrupting traffic and prompting local authorities to issue evacuation advisories for around 250,000 people in central regions due to possible flooding. (Japan Times)

Jun 21
Takuya Kimura, a former member of iconic Japanese pop group SMAP, caused a pileup in a Tokyo suburb but no one was injured, local police have said. (Jiji)

Jun 21
Two men working at a waste disposal plant in Tamura City, Fukushima Prefecture, face theft charges for keeping approximately 10 million yen which they and a third worker found mixed in with collected garbage. (Japan Today)

Jun 21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have accused a man of causing injuries to a male commuter by pushing him off a station platform in Taito Ward, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jun 21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a member of a fraud ring suspected in the swindling of nearly 100 million yen by posing as relatives of victims, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Jun 21
The frenzied drummer who is the force behind rockers X Japan declared headbanging to be “no good” on Tuesday as he sported a neck brace at his first press conference since emergency surgery. (9news)