SOCIETY – 5

Aug 20
Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, are deploying 3,000 officers to find a suspect who has been on the run for a week.
(NHK)

Aug 20
About 2,000 people including children are testing their skills at scooping up goldfish in an annual event in Nara prefecture, western Japan.
(NHK)

Aug 19
A former nurse at a hospital in Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, was served a third arrest warrant on Saturday in a serial poisoning murder case about two years ago. (Jiji)

Aug 18
Investigators in Osaka Prefecture say a suspect who fled a police station 5 days ago chased women on a motorcycle as he apparently hunted for bag-snatching targets.
(NHK)

Aug 18
Chiba Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a murder-suicide after the bodies of an 81-year-old man and his eldest son, 52, were found in their residence in Yotsukaido City on Wednesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Aug 18
Sewing needles have been found inserted into bread products on two days this week at a supermarket in Fukuoka city, police said Friday. (Jiji)

Aug 18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man over the alleged purchase of saliva and used underwear from a teenage girl earlier this year. Such crimes involving minors reached a record last year, reports the Asahi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Aug 14
A 30-year-old man suspected of theft, forcible intercourse and other charges escaped from a detention house of a police station in Tondabayashi in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday. (Jiji)

Aug 14
About 150 police and firefighters in Yamaguchi Prefecture resumed their search on Oshima island Monday for a two-year-old boy who went missing after his grandfather sent him home alone from a beach excursion on Sunday. (Japan Today)

Aug 13
Victims of the 1985 crash of a Japan Airlines <9201> jumbo jet were remembered on the mountainous disaster site on the 33rd anniversary on Sunday. (Jiji)