SOCIETY – 4

Apr 15
Japan’s population has fallen for the sixth consecutive year, but the pace of decline was mitigated by a rise in the number of foreign residents, government data showed Friday. (Japan Today)

Apr 15
Police in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, have arrested a man on suspicion of abandoning the body of a Vietnamese girl last month. The suspect is the head of the parents’ association at her elementary school. (NHK)

Apr 15
A “black widow” convicted of murdering three boyfriends she had met online and dated for their money faces execution after Japan’s Supreme Court on Friday dismissed her final appeal. (Japan Today)

Apr 15
A member of a rock band known has been arrested for allegedly performing sexual acts with an underage female fan, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 15
A show based on the manga and animation “Attack on Titan” has been cancelled following the death of a performer who was testing suspension rigging earlier this week, reports the Asahi Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 14
Friday marks one year since a series of devastating earthquakes began in and around Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto. (NHK)

Apr 14
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department obtained arrest warrants on Thursday for two Chinese women for allegedly splashing liquids over facilities at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Shibuya Ward in the Japanese capital.Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department obtained arrest warrants on Thursday for two Chinese women for allegedly splashing liquids over facilities at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Shibuya Ward in the Japanese capital. (Jiji)

Apr 13
The Tokyo High Court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision finding a female artist guilty of obscenity for distributing 3-D scans of her genitalia and ordered her to pay a fine of ¥400,000 (,700). (Japan Times)

Apr 13
Police have arrested a 49-year-old police officer after he was caught in the act of filming up a school girl’s skirt at a train station in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Apr 13
Shizuoka Prefectural Police on Thursday morning found the body of a missing inspector in a mountainous area of Shizuoka City, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)