SOCIETY

Aug 27
One month after the deadly attack at a care home for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, the 26-year-old suspect continues to claim that he did it for the sake of society, according to investigative sources. (Jiji Press)

Aug 26
Japanese actress Atsuko Takahata, 61, held a press conference on Friday morning, making an official apology on behalf of her 22-year-old son Yuta Takahata who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman at a hotel in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Aug 26
Tokyo Customs officials arrested a German national at Narita International Airport after melted stimulant drugs were found concealed in a suitcase, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (Tokyo Reporter)

Aug 25
An anti-organized crime division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a pair of organized crime members in the quick-strike theft of nearly two billion yen from ATMs nationwide earlier this year, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)

Aug 25
A man in the Ground Self-Defense Forces was arrested for burning a hole in the skirt of a woman who was standing in front of him on an escalator, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday. (Tokyo Reporter)

Aug 24
Gunma Prefectural Police have arrested actor Yuta Takahata for allegedly raping a female employee at a hotel in Maebashi City, reports TBS News. (Tokyo Reporter)

Aug 24
The body of a 16-year-old boy was found Tuesday partially buried in gravel in a riverbed in Saitama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Times)

Aug 24
Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a cop-turned-fireman suspected in a series of arson attacks dating back to last year that targeted agricultural properties in Hamamatsu City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 23). (Tokyo Reporter)

Aug 24
A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured Tuesday after being stabbed by a man on a bicycle while walking on a road in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, while a 19-year-old female university student was stabbed elsewhere, police said. (Japan Today)

Aug 23
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male employee at a commercial sex parlor for molesting a woman at a hospital in Akishima City, reports Nippon News Network (Aug. 23). (Tokyo Reporter)