SOCIETY – 5

Jul 17
Three elderly people were stabbed to death in the western Japan city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday and a 26-year-old grandson of two of the victims was soon arrested after being caught holding a knife and a baseball bat. (Jiji)

Jul 17
Hundreds of people were taken to hospitals across Japan with symptoms of heatstroke on Sunday, as the intense hot weather continues. (NHK)

Jul 17
A sudden gust of wind toppled stalls and injured 11 people at a festival in Ageo City in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, on Sunday evening. (NHK)

Jul 17
Kanagawa Prefectural Police working on a tip have arrested a woman after a corpse likely belonging to her husband was found in their residence in Yokohama, reports Nippon News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly abducting a teenage girl and holding her at his residence for nearly two weeks, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 17
Tochigi Prefectural Police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspect in the molestation of multiple women in Utsunomiya City, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 17
Police in Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture, said Sunday that the bodies of two women have been found in a car submerged in a lake. (Japan Today)

Jul 16
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 42-year-old male employee of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Kinki Regional Development Bureau for taking a photo of a woman’s underwear. (Japan Today)

Jul 15
The death toll from last week’s record downpour in southwestern Japan has risen to 32. (NHK)

Jul 15
At first glance, Sora Tob Sakana is aimed squarely at the pre-teen market. After all, the pop group’s four members are 14 to 16-year-old girls who sport ponytails and cutesy frilly dresses and pump out bubblegum tunes accompanied by wobbly dancing. (theaustralian.com.au)