SOCIETY – 4

Jul 20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a man suspected of molesting a girl inside an elevator in Machida City last year, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 19
A pub owner in Sapporo has been arrested for allegedly inflicting burns on a male patron, using a hairspray as a flamethrower, police said. (Japan Today)

Jul 19
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday raided the headquarters of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group as a part of an investigation into the extortion of entertainment establishments in the capital, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested three male Romanian nationals suspected in a series of thefts in the Ginza area of Chuo Ward, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 18
Legendary Japanese physician Shigeaki Hinohara, an advocate of healthy aging, has died at the age of 105. (NHK)

Jul 18
Nearly 1,000 people have attended a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular Japanese dress-up doll Licca. (NHK)

Jul 17
Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have watched volunteers hoisting sails on the iconic Japanese sailboat, the Nippon Maru. (NHK)

Jul 17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 64-year-old man following a stabbing incident that left one man injured in Taito Ward on Sunday, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 17
Popular actor Ken Watanabe, 57, has publicly admitted that he had been in an extramarital affair as rumored since earlier this year. (Japan Today)

Jul 17
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in the alleged sexual assault of a female Korean tourist at a short-term stay accommodation operated by the suspect on Saturday, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)