SOCIETY – 5

Nov 02
Japan Airlines says one of its pilots was detained by London police last month. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol just before he was about to pilot a flight to Tokyo.
(NHK)

Nov 02
Three members of the same family were found dead in their house Thursday in a suspected murder-suicide in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, police said. (Japan Times)

Nov 02
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 34-year-old officer for allegedly engaging in illicit acts with school girls he me through a so-called “JK business,” reports Kyodo News (tokyoreporter.com)

Oct 31
Police in Fukuoka said Tuesday that a 43-year-old Sri Lankan man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a taxi and reckless driving resulting in injury by crashing into a car as he fled from police. (Japan Today)

Oct 31
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a massage parlor in Katsushika Ward that unlawfully provided sexual services in private rooms, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Oct 31
About 70 dignitaries including imperial family members and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday attended the wedding banquet of the former Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito’s late cousin, and her husband Kei Moriya in Tokyo following their marriage the previous day. (Kyodo)

Oct 30
A Japanese princess gave up her royal status on Monday as she tied the knot with a commoner in a traditional Shinto ceremony at a Tokyo shrine. (telegraph.co.uk)

Oct 30
Paul McCartney was greeted by about 500 fans upon arrival at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Monday night, ahead of his seventh concert tour in Japan. (Kyodo)

Oct 29
Japan’s rowdy, cosplay-themed Halloween celebrations have become famous around the world, with young people congregating in city hot spots and theme parks where they snap selfies in outrageous outfits and ghoulish get-ups. (Japan Times)

Oct 29
Tokyo police say a vehicle has been damaged by people wearing Halloween costumes in the Shibuya district. (NHK)