Nov 23
As a part of the investigation into the distribution of adult video (AV) content deemed illegal, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a third person for ordering the production of the material, reports TV Asahi (

Nov 22
Six people were found dead early Thursday after a fire at a wooden house in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, local police said. (Japan Today)

Nov 22
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man over the alleged taking of images deemed obscene of a sixth-year elementary school girl earlier this year, reports TV Asahi (Nov. 21). (

Nov 21
Three male Keio University students, one of whom was a participant in the college’s “Mr Keio Contest,” have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and stealing her wallet after encouraging her to drink alcohol. (Japan Today)

Nov 20
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have released a special type of colored carp into a pond at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Nov 19
A character representing a mythological pond goblin has won an annual poll to decide the most popular local mascot in Japan.

Nov 17
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Friday apprehended a man after he is believed to have stabbed a woman at a supermarket in Kyoto City’s Sakyo Ward, reports Fuji News Network (

Nov 15
A Japanese high court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision and acquitted a tattooist for operating without a medical license, ruling the process is not a medical practice. (Kyodo)

Nov 15
Public broadcaster NHK announced Wednesday the lineup for its annual New Year’s Eve music extravaganza, but K-pop group BTS — under fire recently for a controversial T-shirt worn by one of its members — was not included. (Japan Times)

Nov 14
The dark side lurking within the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward — today, something like a mix of a theme park and a strip club — can easily get lost amid its blinking lights and the roar of Godzilla. (