SOCIETY – 6

Apr 16
Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing his 53-year-old father to death at their home.
(Japan Today)

Apr 14
Every day, half a million people are said to cross at Shibuya’s famous scramble crossing, making it one of the busiest intersections in the world. (soranews24.com)

Apr 14
A US military serviceman and his Japanese girlfriend have died at a condominium in Okinawa.
(NHK)

Apr 13
Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a man after he took a pistol from an officer in Yokohama on Friday and fired one round, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 12
The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world, but while rail staff and the trains themselves have a lot to do with the efficiency of the system, passengers play a role in keeping the trains running on time too.
(Japan Today)

Apr 11
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, with celebratory events held during the day ahead of the emperor’s abdication at the end of the month.
(Japan Today)

Apr 11
A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered Aleph, the main successor group of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, to pay more than ¥1 billion in damages to the victims of the Tokyo subway sarin gas attack that shook the country in March 1995.
(Japan Times)

Apr 09
A 39-year-old Brazilian man has died after he was arrested for attacking a police officer in a koban (police box) in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japan Today)

Apr 09
A man operating a turret truck died Monday after getting caught in an elevator door at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, police said. (Japan Today)

Apr 08
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have gone for a walk outside the Imperial Palace to take in the cherry blossoms.
(NHK)