A 22-year-old man stabbed one man to death and injured two other passengers in a random assault aboard a bullet train bound for Osaka on Saturday night. After the train made an emergency stop, police stormed the car and arrested the suspect.
Police have launched a murder probe after a real estate mogul was found
dead at his home in western Japan on May 24 with a large amount of stimulants in his body. The 77-year-old man had dubbed himself “Don Juan” and married a 22-year-old woman earlier this year.
The association of college American football in the capital and the surrounding area on Tuesday decided to expel the former head coach and assistant coach of a university team in Tokyo. The body determined that the two ordered the defensive player to crush the opposing quarterback in a dangerous foul play earlier this month.
The former head of an Osaka-based school operator and his wife were released on bail on Friday, about 10 months after they were arrested on fraud and other charges. He told reporters that their detention was politically motivated.
An extremely dangerous tackle against a defenseless quarterback has sparked controversy across the nation. The head of the Japan Sports Agency on Monday launched an inquiry into the incident that occurred during an American football game between two universities on May 6th.
Police in western Japan detained an escaped inmate on a street in Hiroshima on Monday. The 27-year-old man fled a low-security prison in early April, sparking a massive manhunt lasting over three weeks.
In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump pledged to raise the abduction issue during a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected by early June.
The United States, Britain and France struck chemical weapons facilities in Syria on Friday following its alleged poison gas attack on civilians. President Donald Trump hailed the intervention by tweeting “Mission Accomplished.”
Thirteen holiday hikers were rescued on Thursday after getting trapped by a heavy snowfall and spent a night outdoors on a mountain trail in western Tokyo. None of them had life-threatening injuries.
Police found a severed head at a lodging facility in Osaka on Saturday. A 26-year-old American tourist, who has been held on suspicion of confining a missing Japanese woman, is being questioned in connection with the case.