SOCIETY – 4

Aug 29
Another elderly patient at a hospital has died, police said Wednesday, following the deaths of four others possibly due to heatstroke after the air conditioners broke down. (Japan Today)

Aug 28
The Japanese manga artist famous for her character Chibi Maruko-chan has died. Her office says she passed away from breast cancer on August 15th. She was 53 years old.
(NHK)

Aug 28
Japan’s Empress Michiko gave a piano performance at a music workshop in the resort town of Kusatsu in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo.
(NHK)

Aug 27
Police in Tokyo say an aluminum beverage can burst suddenly inside Shinjuku Station on Sunday morning, injuring one person. They are investigating the incident as a possible assault.
(NHK)

Aug 27
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Saturday visited a tennis court in the central Japan resort town of Karuizawa, where they first met 61 years ago. (Jiji)

Aug 27
Air guitar enthusiasts gathered in the Finnish city of Oulu on Friday to shred and strum their imaginary instruments in pursuit of the world championship of the bizarre dance form (Japan Times)

Aug 25
Police in Osaka have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning the bodies of three infants in an apartment where she used to live in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. (Jiji)

Aug 25
Japanese popular television series superhero “Kamen Rider” topped a list of heroes people admired in their childhoods, with “Sailor Moon,” a heroine in anime series of the 1990s, coming first among women, according to a survey by Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Co. (Jiji)

Aug 21
Japanese police arrested a 19-year-old university freshman on Monday for allegedly making and possessing triacetate triperoxide, a lethal explosive known as TATP. (Jiji)

Aug 20
A 14-year-old boy was arrested Sunday for allegedly stabbing a newspaper delivery woman in Osaka Prefecture in July, in what he claimed to be a random attack, police said. (Japan Today)