All nine people on board a rescue helicopter that crashed into a mountain in central Japan were confirmed dead on Saturday. The chopper was checking a new climbing trail when it went down on Friday morning.
Founder of Aum Supreme Truth cult and six other death row inmates were executed, the Justice Ministry announced on Friday. The cult committed a series of heinous crimes in the 1980s and ’90s including a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995.
Twelve boys and their soccer coach were found alive inside a flooded cave in Thailand on Monday after they spent nine days trapped there. But experts say it may take months before they can be rescued.
A 21-year-old man stabbed a police officer to death at a police box and stole his gun in central Japan on Tuesday. The assailant then shot a security guard, who was later confirmed dead, at a nearby elementary school. Police shot and detained the suspect.
Police arrested a 44-year-old woman in western Japan on Wednesday on suspicion of murdering her younger brother, the president of a construction company, in a staged suicide. He was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in a toilet in March.
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.