SOCIETY – 3

Jun 09
Police in Japan have arrested a man suspected of stabbing 3 passengers on a Shinkansen bullet train. One man died and 2 women were wounded. (NHK)

Jun 09
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has said he wants to present a “silver medal” to Crown Princess Masako to express his appreciation for her support over 25 years of marriage. (Jiji)

Jun 09
Keiichiro Koyama, 34, and Shigeaki Kato, 30, members of popular group News, promoted by Johnny & Associates, are in hot water for allegedly encouraging an underage girl to drink at a party. (Japan Today)

Jun 09
Police in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the dismembered body of her 58-year-old her mother along a riverbed. (Japan Today)

Jun 09
Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 60-year-old man on the street in December last year. (Japan Today)

Jun 08
The president of a ryokan (traditional inn), in business for more than 500 years at a hot spring resort in Gunma Prefecture, apologized Wednesday over a fire that occurred the previous day at his home, which is connected to the inn. (Japan Times)

Jun 07
Tokyo police have arrested a couple for allegedly starving their 5-year-old daughter to death. (NHK)

Jun 07
The Aichi Prefectural Police said Tuesday they will remove all the anti-groping posters recently put up in train stations after an online outcry by people angered at the assumption of guilt of the alleged perpetrators. (Japan Times)

Jun 07
Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of reckless driving after he drove through a pedestrian throng at Shibuya’s famous scramble crossing in Tokyo while the traffic lights were red. (Japan Today)

Jun 07
Nagano Prefectural Police have arrested Nagano City councilman for allegedly causing damage to a bicycle with his own bodily fluid earlier this year, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)