SOCIETY – 8

Apr 02
A 39-year-old man allegedly killed his 7-year-old son at their residence in Sendai City before attempting to take his own life, police said last week, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 02
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former video game world champion over a burglary in Nerima Ward earlier this year. During questioning, he admitted to dozens of other similar break-ins, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 01
A nursery worker has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a colleague to death in her apartment in Tokyo last week, police said. (Japan Times)

Apr 01
An Akita dog, a Japanese breed popularized in the U.S. film “Hachiko” starring Richard Gere and adored by Russian figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova, will be honored for distinguished service after coming to the rescue of an elderly woman in Semboku, Akita Prefecture.
(Japan Today)

Mar 31
Two Japanese teenagers have been found dead in Australia’s Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island after being reported missing from a school tour. (Japan Today)

Mar 30
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested two persons over the alleged assault of a man in Osaka City’s Nishi Ward on Thursday, an incident that was captured by a security camera, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

Mar 30
Kenichi Hagiwara, a Japanese actor and vocalist in a pop band in the 1960s, died from gastrointestinal stromal tumors at a hospital in Tokyo, his office said Thursday. He was 68. (Japan Today)

Mar 29

The number of people recognized as gangsters by police in Japan dropped to a record-low 30,500 in 2018 amid an intensified crackdown on organized crime, the National Police Agency said Thursday. (Kyodo)

Mar 29
In a retrial held decades after his conviction, a court on Thursday acquitted an 85-year-old man of a 1985 murder in Kumamoto Prefecture. (Japan Times)

Mar 29
A man used a knife to slash open his abdomen near JR Ikebukuro Station in Toshima Ward on Thursday, police said, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)