SOCIETY – 7

Apr 08
Police in Osaka said Friday have arrested a 33-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife on suspicion of abusing their 5-year-old son after they injured him with a frying pan and a saw. (Japan Today)

Apr 08
The population of the central Japan city of Shizuoka stood at an estimated 699,421 as of Saturday, it was learned Friday. (Jiji)

Apr 08
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko took King Felipe the Sixth and Queen Letizia of Spain to Shizuoka City, west of Tokyo. The Spanish royals were visiting Japan as state guests. (NHK)

Apr 08
Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a teenage boy for allegedly taking illicit video of girl inside a toilet at a movie theater while they were on a date in Fukuoka, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 08
Utako Kyo, a Japanese actress and half of the popular stand-up comedy duo “Utako Keisue,” died on Thursday. She was 89. (Jiji)

Apr 07
The number of stalking cases recognized by Japanese police in 2016 rose 3.5 pct from the previous year to 22,737, topping 20,000 for the fourth straight year, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (Jiji)

Apr 07
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 41-year-old man who allegedly licked the face of a school girl inside an apartment building in Adachi Ward last month, reports Nippon News Network. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 07
A former reporter for public broadcaster NHK who has been charged with two rapes was served with a fresh arrest warrant Thursday on suspicion of another rape, police said. (Japan Today)

Apr 07
A man who jumped off a railway platform Thursday in central Tokyo as a commuter train was passing through the station survived, as he broke through the glass of the driver’s compartment, according to police. (Japan Today)

Apr 07
Aomori Prefectural Police have arrested a 16-year-old for allegedly not paying the driver of taxi after journey of hundreds of kilometers that began in Fukushima Prefecture earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)