SOCIETY – 8

Jul 07
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a minor after he enticed a high school girl to live with him for a month, police said Thursday. (Japan Today)

Jul 07
A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday in Shizuoka Prefecture on suspicion of fatally stabbing a total stranger with a knife, police said. (Japan Times)

Jul 06
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a specialty parlor in Taito Ward that is suspected of employing school girls for prostitution, reports Nikkan Sports. (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 06
Employees at a garbage facility in Iga City are believed to have shredded 10,000-yen notes buried in a trash pile into hundreds of pieces on Monday, police have revealed, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)

Jul 06
Japan has one official holiday in July. Marine Day, or Umi no Hi as it’s called in Japanese, is held on the third Monday of the month, and is a nice midsummer excuse to blow off work and head down to the beach. (rocketnews24.com)

Jul 06
Police arrested a man on arson charges after the bodies of a woman and two toddlers believed to be his wife and children were found at the scene of a fire at a home in Miyagi Prefecture early Tuesday. (Japan Times)

Jul 05
Miki Sudo won women’s title in the Nathan’s Famous annual hot dog-eating contest in Coney Island in New York for the fourth straight year on Tuesday. (Jiji)

Jul 05
Police in Tokyo said Tuesday have arrested a 61-year-old deliveryman on suspicion of stealing women’s underwear and said they had found more than 1,000 items of women’s lingerie and clothing at his home. (Japan Today)

Jul 05
Japan’s panda-obsessed public got their latest fix of cute Tuesday as a Tokyo zoo released footage of its 20-day-old helpless cub, who has ballooned in size since its birth last month. (Japan Today)

Jul 04
A 67-year-old former policeman with the world’s biggest Hello Kitty collection has become the envy of little girls everywhere with 30 million yen worth of moon-faced memorabilia. (Japan Today)