SOCIETY

Jul 22
A series of water-related accidents across Japan during Marine Day on Monday has left six people dead, three missing and one in a critical condition, according to media and Fire and Disaster Management Agency reports. (Japan Today)
Jul 22
Police in Izu, Shizuoka, said Monday that a 60-year-old man who was part of a deer-hunting party, was shot and killed by a fellow hunter. (Japan Today)
Jul 22
For the past three months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have sought a woman believed to be responsible for the drugging and robbing of multiple men in the metropolis over the last two years. (Tokyo Reporter)
Jul 22
You may remember this this year, Japan’s largest organized crime group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, launched its own website in Japan. (japansubculture.com)
Jul 21
Police in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who came into a 7-Eleven convenience store, bleeding from stab wounds and died shortly after. (Japan Today)
Jul 21
In Japan, a country where structure, conformity and security are bedrocks, it is often hard for individuals to break free and follow a more idealized path. It is especially difficult when that path turns out to be somewhat … eccentric. (CNN)
Jul 21
A man wielding a knife on a bus was arrested in Fukuoka Prefecture on Sunday. (Japan Today)
Jul 21
A so-called wide-area evacuation of Tokyo residents in the event of major flooding caused by the Arakawa river could reduce the number of people requiring rescue by 90 percent from current estimates, according to a simulation carried out by the Tokyo metropolitan government. (The Japan News)
Jul 20
Police in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, said Saturday night that an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking on her way home from school last Monday afternoon, has been found unharmed after being confined in a man’s home. (Japan Today)
Jul 20
SHIOGAMA, Miyagi Prefecture–Squeals of delight and the happy splashing of feet in the waves were heard on Katsurashima island’s bathing beach on July 19, as it opened to public for the first time in four years. (Asahi)