SOCIETY

Feb 28
Police in Chofu, Tokyo, have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 89-year-old grandfather. (Japan Today)

Feb 28
Car-bicycle collisions accounted for about 40 pct of fatal traffic accidents in Japan last year in which passenger cars bumped into other vehicles as they encountered at intersections or other parts of the road, a National Police Agency survey has revealed. (Jiji)

Feb 27
Manhole covers are trending high in Japan and for good reason — they’re stunning! Only in Japan are manholes to cover sewage designed so beautifully that they now make MANHOLE TRADING CARDS! (ONLY in JAPAN)

Feb 27
A fire broke out in a restaurant at the luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo at Roppongi Hills on Sunday night. (Japan Today)

Feb 27
A female zoo attendant in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, was attacked by a lion and seriously wounded on Sunday. (Jiji)

Feb 26
A New Zealand man who died after an avalanche swept him away at a ski resort yesterday in Japan has been remembered as a guy with a “massive heart” who had an “infectious energy”. (tvnz.co.nz)

Feb 26
Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement to work on a new animated feature film, a producer at Studio Ghibli has said. (Japan Times)

Feb 25
A 39-year-old woman stabbed her 11-year-old son in the back and then stabbed herself in the neck at their home in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward on Thursday night. (Japan Today)

Feb 24
A 12-year-old boy caused a deadly auto accident in Okinawa earlier this month while driving a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, leaving one teenage passenger dead and another injured, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)

Feb 24
A new much-awaited long novel by Haruki Murakami has gone on sale. “Killing Commendatore” went up on shelves late Thursday. (NHK)