Oct 09
A zookeeper died after a white tiger mauled him Monday afternoon at a zoological park in Kagoshima, rescue workers said. (Japan Today)

Oct 08
American DJ David Morales was arrested Sunday at Fukuoka Airport on suspicion of smuggling drugs from Hong Kong, local police said. (Japan Times)

Oct 06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested at a 69-year-old man over the alleged theft of a bag from a woman at a railway station in Taito Ward earlier this week, reports TV Asahi (

Oct 05
A man carrying more than 50 million yen in cash was mugged on a road in Osaka City’s Yodogawa Ward on Wednesday, police said, reports Sankei Sports (

Oct 04
A 30-year-old man, who was at large for nearly seven weeks after escaping from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in mid-August, masqueraded as a cycle tourist, spun a web of lies and stole basic goods including clothes and a bicycle, investigative sources said Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Oct 04
Police in Tokyo are looking for two men who injured three people with pepper spray in Ueno on Sept 29. (Japan Today)

Oct 03
A head that appeared to have been deliberately severed from its body was found near the coast close to the town of Kujukuri in Chiba Prefecture on Tuesday, only several kilometers away from where a limbless body of a woman was found last month, investigative sources said. (Japan Times)

Oct 03
A woman injured a man after she made a fatal leap from a building Shinjuku Ward in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, police said, reports NHK (

Oct 01
Typhoon Trami continues to wreak havoc across Japan after making landfall on its main island of Honshu on Sunday evening.

Oct 01
A 30-year-old man recaptured after escaping from a police station in Osaka Prefecture in mid-August had likely been traveling on a stolen bicycle with another man who was unaware of who he was, police said Sunday. (Japan Times)