SOCIETY – 3

Jan 18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an organized crime member in the sale of illegal drugs to a woman at a bar in Shinjuku Ward, reports Fuji News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 18
Police in Tokyo’s Hachioji said Wednesday that three bodies were found in a home in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday night. (Japan Today)

Jan 16
Japanese musician Yoshiki performed two back-to-back sold-out shows at New York’s famous classical venue, Carnegie Hall, on Jan 12 and 13. (Japan Today)

Jan 16
A guide dog user died after falling from a railway platform and being hit by a train in the city of Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, on Saturday, according to local police and the train operator. (the-japan-news.com)

Jan 16
Six Taiwanese men were arrested for attempting to smuggle more than one billion yen worth of stimulant drugs through Naha Port in a possible organized smuggling operation, police said on Sunday. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 15
“Joya no kane” temple-bell tolling and “mochitsuki” rice-cake making have long been seasonal highlights around the turn of the year in Japan, but they face challenges to survive in changing times. (Jiji)

Jan 14
A woman accused in the robbery and killing of an 18-year-old girl denied murderous intent at the opening of her trial at the Chiba District Court on Friday, reports Fuji News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 13
Kangawawa Prefectural Police are investigating a stabbing incident at a residence in Sagamihara City that left three persons injured, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)

Jan 13
Japanese author Yukio Mishima, in an audiotape recently unearthed in a Tokyo television station, made an ominous remark about death nine months before committing “seppuku” ritual suicide in 1970, it was learned Thursday. (Jiji)

Jan 13
Police in Tokyo said Wednesday they have re-arrested a former part-time employee of the Nakano Ward office on suspicion of breaking and entering, as well as violating a privacy protection ordinance. (Japan Today)