SOCIETY – 7

Dec 22
Police in Tokyo say a man died after being rescued from a charred men’s room at the head office of a major business newspaper. (NHK)

Dec 21
A Japanese court has sentenced a Chinese man to 20 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend’s female roommate. (NHK)

Dec 21
An 8-year-old girl suffered major facial injuries after a man stopped her on the street and sprayed her face with a liquid in Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)

Dec 21
When Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Japan in May 1986, a trip to watch professional sumo matches was included in their itinerary following a strong request from the princess, declassified diplomatic documents showed Wednesday. (Jiji)

Dec 19
Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled against more than 380 people seeking official recognition as survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. (NHK)

Dec 18
A fire broke out at a three-story reinforced concrete building housing an adult entertainment shop in the eastern Japan city of Saitama on Sunday afternoon, leaving four people dead and one person unconscious and in critical condition, local police and fire authorities said. (Jiji)

Dec 17
Police in Abashiri, Hokkaido, have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he choked a 62-year-old taxi driver. (Japan Today)

Dec 17
A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl in Fukui Prefecture and taking her to his home in Aichi Prefecture, police said. (Japan Today)

Dec 16
At the opening of his trial on Friday, an 18-year-old boy admitted to stabbing a woman to death before dumping her body in Ryugasaki City last year, reports Jiji Press (tokyoreporter.com)

Dec 16
Police said Friday that two glass windows and a glass door on train cars on the JR Musashino Line were shattered by stones thrown through them on Wednesday and Thursday nights. (Japan Today)