SOCIETY – 2

Dec 03
Shizuoka Prefectural Police launched a criminal investigation after the body of a 78-year-old man was found at his residence in Numazu City last week, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Dec. 2). (tokyoreporter.com)

Dec 02
The body of an 18-year-old girl was found at the edge of a river in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Friday night. Police said the girl’s father was found collapsed on the ground nearby, with a stab wound to his neck in what they believe was an attempted suicide. (Japan Today)

Dec 02
Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 17 on Saturday, enjoying her life in high school, including attending summer school at Eton College in Britain as her first overseas stay on her own. (Japan Today)

Dec 01
Hitomi Yoshizawa, a former member of the all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison suspended for five years for injuring two people in a hit-and-run incident in September while driving under the influence of alcohol. (Japan Times)

Nov 30
A Japan Airlines pilot was jailed for 10 months on Thursday after being caught 10 times over the alcohol limit shortly before take-off from London Heathrow Airport. (Japan Today)

Nov 30
A 31-year-old man in southwestern Japan was referred to prosecutors on Thursday after sharing on Instagram videos of him drift driving that he had his elementary- school-age son and others take, police said. (Japan Today)

Nov 30
Prince Fumihito (Akishino)has adopted a strict stance over the postponement of his daughter Princess Mako’s marriage with university boyfriend Kei Komuro, asking Komuro’s family to resolve outstanding financial issues if they want the wedding to go ahead. (Japan Today)

Nov 27
Six people were found dead on Monday at a home in Takachiho Town in Miyazaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan.
(NHK)

Nov 26
A surprising career turn for the legendary rocker as he reviews a new brand of cream. (soranews24.com)

Nov 23
A man who suffered severe burns after having his head shoved into a pot of boiling liquid at a year-end party in 2015 said Thursday that he plans to sue his former boss over the incident. (Japan Times)