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 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.
A former chief priest at a shrine in Tokyo fatally stabbed his older sister, the chief priestess, before committing a suicide on Thursday night. He had warned in a letter to its officials that he would haunt them as a vengeful ghost if they don’t dismiss her.