SOCIETY – 6

Apr 10
A male officer with the Osaka Prefectural Police was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting a male employee of West Japan Railway after becoming enraged over a delayed train in Himeji City, reports Nikkan Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 10
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched a investigation following the discovery of a corpse likely belonging to a woman inside a residence in Suginami Ward, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 10
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday carried out a citywide sweep of illicit parlors employing school girls in advance of legislation that will restrict the hiring of minors, reports Nippon News Network (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 10
About 1,300 people dressed as samurai warriors have paraded in a city in central Japan to celebrate a 16th-century warlord. (NHK)

Apr 09
About 50 attendees at a rock concert near Tokyo reportedly developed symptoms of heat exhaustion on Saturday. (NHK)

Apr 09
A Maritime Self-Defense Force officer in his 20s attempted to kill himself with a gun aboard a destroyer at the Yokosuka base outside Tokyo on Saturday morning, the MSDF said. (Japan Today)

Apr 09
A 25-year-old police officer was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing 5 million yen from the residence of an 89-year-old man in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Apr 09
A man in his 40s died and a woman in her 30s is in a coma after they jumped from the third-floor window of a love hotel to escape a fire in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on Saturday. (Japan Today)

Apr 09
Kumamoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 73-year-old man for using a towel to strangle his wife, who later died at a hospital, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 09
More than 100 persons paraded through an entertainment district in the capital on Friday night to promote recently enacted legislation that restricts undesirable street touts, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)