SOCIETY

Jan 24
Police in Katori, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 28-year-old man for attempting to film women in a toilet at a shrine. (Japan Today)

Jan 24
Former actress Saya Takagi denied marijuana possession Monday at the first hearing of her trial at the Naha District Court in Okinawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Jan 23
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in the beating death of his father at the residence they shared in Hamamatsu City, reports TV Asahi (Jan. 23). (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 23
Police on Sunday night arrested an unemployed 31-year-old man for taking a 16-year-old girl hostage at knifepoint in a shopping mall in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Jan 23
A Japanese man in his 20s died in Friday’s car rampage in one of Melbourne’s busiest shopping areas, Japanese Foreign Ministry sources said Sunday. (Japan Today)

Jan 23
Police in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old company employee on suspicion of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend in a love hotel. (Japan Today)

Jan 23
Eight firefighters sustained injuries Saturday night when two fire engines collided in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, police said Sunday. (Japan Today)

Jan 23
Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 59-year-old man after he punched a 24-year-old female employee of a discount department store in Ichikawa City following the issuing of a warning about him bringing his pet dog inside, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 23
Slightly more than one in four marriages in the nation involved a divorced person in 2015, the highest since 1952, the earliest year for which comparable data are available, according to the latest data compiled by the welfare ministry. (Japan Times)

Jan 23
Gifu Prefectural Police have arrested a 58-year-old male patient of a dental clinic in Gifu City in the stabbing death of the facility’s director, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)