SOCIETY – 5

Jun 04
Police in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward said Sunday they have arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 36-year-old son at their home on Saturday night. (Japan Today)

Jun 02
Japan’s government is to withdraw a recommendation to list nature-rich islands in the southwest of the country as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
(NHK)

Jun 02
Police in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, are investigating the thefts of nearly 100 Buddhist and Shinto statues.
(NHK)

Jun 02
Japanese police dealt with cases of gruesome animal abuse on Friday as the severed head of one kitten and the stabbed body of another were found at a location in Fukuoka, and a monkey was euthanized in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, after being captured with an arrow stuck in its head. (Japan Today)

Jun 01
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested three persons for the illegal recruitment of female pedestrians to work at hostess clubs in the capital, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

May 31
Nagasaki Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after three men died following successive plunges from an apartment complex in Sasebo City on Tuesday, reports NHK. (tokyoreporter.com)

May 31
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are planning to arrest a male Korean national after he surrendered over the stabbing of a male employee of public broadcaster NHK in Shibuya Ward earlier this month, reports TBS New (tokyoreporter.com)

May 30
A 39-year-old man in prison for attempted murder said Tuesday that he had killed a 9-year-old girl in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, in 2004. (Japan Today)

May 30
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after an infant’s corpse was found in a coin-operated locker in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

May 30
As Japan’s most popular showbiz personality, Takuya Kimura, 45, more commonly known as Kimutaku, has been in the public eye since 1988, when he was chosen to be one of six boys to form the new boy band SMAP, which became a Japanese phenomenon beloved by all ages.
(Japan Today)