SOCIETY – 6

May 29
Eyes across Japan and Vietnam will be watching next month when a Japanese man stands trial for killing a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl who lived with her family in a city east of Tokyo. (Nikkei)

May 29
A man was shot dead by a police officer after committing knife attacks in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Monday. (Jiji)

May 29
A car driven by a 90-year-old woman hit four pedestrians in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Monday, leaving one of them dead, police said. (Jiji)

May 29
Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 52-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tied a rope across a national highway, injuring a motorcyclist who was knocked off his bike.
(Japan Today)

May 28
Ever wanted to display the famous deer of Nara or the iconic Mount Fuji on your car? Well now you can! (soranews24.com)

May 25
At least 10 components apparently fell from a Japan Airlines plane and hit a window of a clinic and a car in Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday, local police said, adding no one is believed to have been injured. (Japan Times)

May 25
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Thursday it fired a male employee who is alleged to have embezzled about ¥100,000 after overcharging foreign passengers for shinkansen tickets at Shin-Osaka Station on seven occasions this year. (Japan Times)

May 25
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 57-year-old man who admits to having posed as a talent scout in molesting women, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

May 25
A district court has ordered the government to pay 400,000 yen in damages to an inmate who was unjustifiably held for months in a cell for solitary confinement equipped with a surveillance camera. (Japan Today)

May 25
Last week, Tokyo police announced the bust of a so-called “delivery health” out-call business in the Uguisudani area of Taito Ward. (tokyoreporter.com)