SOCIETY – 8

Apr 06
Tojinbo is a natural landmark in Japan consisting of a kilometer-long stretch of rocky cliffs along the Sea of Japan in Fukui Prefecture. The column-like volcanic rock standing defiantly against the particularly violent waves in the area make for a beautiful scene. (Japan Today)

Apr 06
Zojoji Temple in central Tokyo may be the latest victim of suspected vandals believed to have defaced shrines and temples across Japan this month with a liquid substance, according to the police. (Japan Today)

Apr 06
A police officer with the Chiba Prefectural Police has been accused of exposing himself inside a train carriage in Chiba City last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 05
Nearly one in every four men and one in every seven women in Japan had remained unmarried at age 50 in 2015 in a clear sign that Japanese people are increasingly shying away from tying the knot, a government report shows. (Japan Today)

Apr 05
The decaying bodies of three people have been found in an apartment in Ageo, Saitama Prefecture, police said Wednesday. (Japan Today)

Apr 05
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Wednesday welcomed Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace, with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. (Japan Times)

Apr 05
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his father who later died, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 05
The release last week of a report that popular actor Ken Watanabe is engaged in a seemingly open extra-marital affair while his wife battles breast cancer is causing more details to emerge. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 04
A large cargo truck crashed into heavy traffic and triggered a five-car pileup on an expressway in Suwa City on Monday, leaving at least 19 people injured. (tokyoreporter.com)

Apr 04
A roller coaster was brought to an emergency stop at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, Monday morning, leaving seven passengers suspended in midair for about 15 minutes. (Jiji)