SOCIETY – 2

Apr 24
Department store chain Takashimaya has issued a warning to customers after a woman found a foreign object inside a shumai dumpling at its Yokohama outlet last week, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 24
A Kyoto-based Buddhist group with the largest number of followers in Japan is boosting its support to its member temples in other prefectures amid a shortage of incoming chief priests and a decline in danka (financial supporters). (Japan Times)

Apr 24
On April 12, an electrician contracted by the municipal government of Usuki to service their public restrooms was startled when he saw a human-shaped shadow while installing a light. The contractor contacted the city which then sent some officials and police to the lavatory located in Usuki Park. (Japan Today)

Apr 24
An elderly female driver mistook the accelerator for the brakes and sped into pedestrians in Iruma City on Friday, killing one person and injuring five, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 21
Police arrested four South Korean men on Friday for allegedly attempting to leave Japan at Fukuoka Airport carrying 735 million yen of undeclared cash, in violation of the customs law. (Jiji)

Apr 21
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 59-year-old woman in the killing of her neighbor in Higashi-Murayama City, a crime dating back nearly a decade, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested entertainer-turned-porn-star Anri Sakaguchi in the alleged attempted extortion of a male acquaintance, investigative sources revealed on Wednesday, reports reports Sankei Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 19
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 39-year-old man suspected in the theft of hundreds of pairs of women’s underwear in the western Tokyo cities of Mitaka and Chofu, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 19
A brown powder was found scattered Tuesday at around 50 locations in Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kyoto, police said. (Japan Times)

Apr 19
Unknown perpetrators snatched replica gold plates from a museum in Sado City but left behind real precious metals next to the display, police revealed on Tuesday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)