SOCIETY – 5

Mar 12
At 2:46 p.m., a siren sounded to mark the exact time the quake struck … as people across Japan paused to observe a moment of silence for the thousands lives lost nine years after a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck the country’s northeast.
(NHK)

Mar 12
From “We built this city on sausage rolls” to “All the lonely Starbucks lovers”, we’ve all been guilty of mishearing a song lyric every now and then. (soranews24.com)

Mar 10
Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested a 41-year-old employee after he seriously injured a male colleague with an air compressor in Kamisu City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Mar. 7). (tokyoreporter.com)

Mar 09
Police in Shikama, Miyagi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy over a fire that destroyed a house where he lived with five other family members, two of whom died in the blaze. (Japan Today)

Mar 08
Police in Tokyo said Friday they have arrested an 86-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting two sisters aged 6 and 4 at a shopping center last October.
(Japan Today)

Mar 06
The live music scene in Osaka seems to be spreading the new coronavirus.
(NHK)

Mar 06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male photographer over the alleged rape of an aspiring model at his studio in Setagaya Ward, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 5). (tokyoreporter.com)

Mar 05
Japan on Wednesday lifted an evacuation order for parts of Futaba, one of two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located, ahead of an Olympic torch relay in the region.
(Japan Times)

Mar 05
One of the best things about spring in Japan might be non-existent this year because of the coronavirus. (soranews24.com)

Mar 05
Entertainer Masashi Tashiro was found guilty Wednesday of using and possessing illegal stimulants last November. (Japan Times)