SOCIETY – 4

Apr 30
A 77-year-old woman riding a moped was injured after she was knocked off the bike by a nylon rope stretched across a road in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday morning.
(Japan Today)

Apr 29
The body of a 7-year-old boy was found floating in the sea at a port in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
(Japan Today)

Apr 29
A woman in her 70s drove her car onto the train tracks in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday night.
(Japan Today)

Apr 29
A 46-year-old man working for Kyodo News was arrested for allegedly damaging a vehicle in Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Sunday.
(Japan Today)

Apr 27
A female police officer resigned Friday after it was revealed that she’d been driving patrol cars around the city of Kawagoe since November despite the fact she didn’t have a driving license. (Japan Times)

Apr 27
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 61-year-old man for allegedly breaking into the office of a cemetery in Mikasa City and stealing items, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 26
Tokyo on Thursday displayed a drawing thought to be the work of Banksy, as the city’s governor urged the famous and mysterious street artist to get in touch.
(Japan Today)

Apr 25
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, 59, will star in a Japanese remake of the 1993 movie “The Fugitive,” playing the part of the doctor wrongly accused of murdering his wife.
(Japan Today)

Apr 24
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited the Mausoleum of Emperor Showa in western Tokyo to report his abdication on April 30.
(NHK)

Apr 23
A 17-year-old boy who was arrested for riding his motorbike through a red traffic light escaped from police despite being handcuffed but turned himself five hours later in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Sunday.
(Japan Today)