SOCIETY

Apr 26
As a part of a crackdown on illegal services being provided by massage parlors in Hachioji City, police have busted one establishment for illegal street solicitation, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 26
A man was caught on security camera stomping and killing two cats to vent his frustration after suffering gambling losses in Nagoya, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 26
A bear was shot and killed in Takayama City after an attack resulted in injuries to three persons, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 26
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who fled a train station in Itabashi Ward by jumping on railway tracks after being accused of groping a woman, reports the Asahi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 26
A furnace exploded Tuesday morning at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, killing the manager and leaving five people injured, police and firefighters said. (Japan Today)

Apr 26
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, 23, will perform at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept 23 and 24. It will be Bieber’s fourth concert tour in Japan and his first visit since last August. (Japan Today)

Apr 25
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the former manager of an illicit parlor in Shinjuku who is suspected of instructing teenage girls to perform sex acts with customers, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 25
The police department of Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, has arrested a 40-year-old bus driver for allegedly using stimulants in violation of the stimulant control law. (Jiji)

Apr 25
Two elderly women were hit and killed by a train at a station in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, with surveillance camera footage showing the two jumping on the tracks holding each other’s hands, police said Monday. (Japan Today)

Apr 24
A woman died after her husband assaulted her at their home in Higashi-Osaka City on Saturday, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)