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.
Japan introduced its first plea bargaining system on Friday that allows prosecutors to promise leniency to suspects or defendants in exchange for information on corporate crimes. Unlike in the U.S., they cannot plead guilty to their own charges for a shorter sentence.
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 accomplished Japanese climber, who lost nine fingers to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during his eighth attempt to scale Mount Everest. The 35-year-old alpinist was found dead in a tent by Sherpas, a Nepalese government official said.
A Japanese director’s “Shoplifters”, a story of an impoverished family, won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The film portrays human connections through a Tokyo family that lives in poverty.
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.
North Korea’s state-run media said on Saturday that the abduction issue has already been settled ahead of a summit with the United States. It accused Japan of trying to disrupt the trend of peace on the Korean peninsula.
The Johnny & Associates talent agency terminated its contract on Sunday with a former member of all-male pop group TOKIO over a high-profile incident. The 46-year-old bassist and singer was accused of molesting a high school girl at home in February.