SOCIETY – 2

Sep 10
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman for abandoning the corpse of her infant in a coin-operated locker at a railway station in Sakado City last month, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Sep 08
Twenty-two years after the murder of a 21-year-old woman, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police department has posted on its website a video with a 3D recreation of the crime scene showing the presence of a suspicious man. (Japan Today)

Sep 08
Tokyo District Court handed down Friday an indeterminate prison term of four to seven years to a 19-year-old boy for killing his girlfriend at her request last year. (Jiji)

Sep 08
Hokkaido Electric Power Company says that 99 percent of the power supply has been restored across the quake-hit island prefecture in northern Japan.
(NHK)

Sep 07
In the modern, mobile-phone reliant era, a lack of electricity can often result in a communications blackout once your smartphone battery dies. (soranews24.com)

Sep 07
Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the J-pop all-girl idol group Morning Musume, was arrested Thursday for injuring two people while driving under the influence of alcohol in an alleged hit-and-run incident, investigative sources said. (Japan Today)

Sep 06
Landslides in the Yoshino district in Atsuma, a town in Hokkaido, devoured homes and trees alike in a powerful earthquake on Thursday, leaving behind gouged areas showing the reddish brown soil of what was once luscious green hillsides. (Jiji)

Sep 06
Japanese Prince Hisahito, a grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and third in line to the Imperial throne, turned 12 on Thursday. (Jiji)

Sep 06
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 23-year-old man over the alleged fatal stabbing of a male acquaintance who begged the suspect to assist him in committing suicide, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Sep 06
Crown Prince Naruhito said Wednesday he hopes to build the image of the next emperor by respecting the way his father engages in duties, as he is set to ascend the throne in May. (Kyodo)