SOCIETY – 2

Jan 15
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday arrested the former male head of a fan club for popular voice actress Ayana Taketatsu for allegedly harassing her via email last year. The crime is believed to have included the sending of tens of thousands of messages dating back to four years ago, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 13
One-person households in Japan are seen increasing to 19.94 million in 2040, accounting for nearly 40 pct of all households, a government-affiliated research institute said Friday. (Jiji)

Jan 13
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Okinawa Prefecture in late March, it was learned Friday. (Jiji)

Jan 13
In the modern era, almost all Japanese homes have private bath/shower facilities. However, in some neighborhoods you can still find public baths. (rocketnews24.com)

Jan 12
During the day, Yakiniku GyuuGyuu was like any other Korean barbecue restaurant found all over Osaka Prefecture, serving prime cuts of meat for the customers to grill to their liking on open flames right at their tables. However, on some nights this yakiniku restaurant took a dark, B-Movie-esque turn for one of its employees. (rocketnews24.com)

Jan 11
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly molesting a woman in Adachi Ward last year, TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 11
Police arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday on suspicion of trying to kill an acquaintance with heat-not-burn tobacco laced with mercury. (Japan Today)

Jan 11
The number of fire fatalities in Japan has been declining, data from the Fire and Disaster Management Agency show. (Jiji)

Jan 10
Japanese economist and TV commentator Takaaki Mitsuhashi, 48, has been released from custody following his arrest last week for allegedly physically assaulting his teenage wife. (Japan Today)

Jan 10
Police in Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 12-year-old brother with a kitchen knife at their home. (Japan Today)