SOCIETY – 7

Apr 06
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 25-year-old man over the alleged rape and robbery of a female university student in Sagamihara City earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 05
A 27-year-old Australian man was arrested in Tokyo yesterday, in relation to an incident that occurred in 2018 when a subway train at a rail yard in the city’s Bunkyo Ward was found covered in graffiti. (soranews24.com)

Apr 05
The president of a school that teaches the art of picking up women and two former students have been arrested on suspicion of rape, the seventh such case to emerge, police revealed on Thursday, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 05
A Ferrari sports car traveling toward Mt. Fuji crashed in the town of Fujikawaguchiko and caught fire on Wednesday. The driver suffered light injuries, police and fire officials said, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 04
Emperor Akihito canceled his attendance at the rituals and other events scheduled for Wednesday after developing a cough the previous night, the Imperial Household Agency has said.
(Japan Times)

Apr 04
There are millions around the world who are superstitious in some way, shape or form, with many believing in the power of luck charms and amulets too. (newsonjapan.com)

Apr 03
An 18-year-old Japanese woman, once recognized for having the world’s longest teenage hair, had her first-ever haircut Tuesday before starting life at university. (Kyodo)

Apr 03
Police in Thailand say a group of Japanese men who ran a call center scam defrauded people in Japan of more than 900,000 dollars.
(NHK)

Apr 03
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have sent two men to prosecutors for cultivating marijuana at a residence in Sapporo earlier this year, reports Kyodo News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 02
Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly coaxing his girlfriend to start a fatal fire during a quarrel at their residence in Koga City, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)