Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologized on Wednesday for his administration’s request to ask drinks wholesalers to stop supplying liquor to restaurants and bars that defied the ban on serving alcohol under the COVID-19 emergency state.
A driver of a bullet train temporarily left the cockpit to use the bathroom on Sunday while the train was running with about 160 passengers on board. He asked a conductor, who didn’t have a driver’s license, to man the train in his absence.
Police on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old woman for murdering her much older husband who was known as the “Don Juan” in western Japan. She is suspected of causing the company president to ingest a lethal amount of an illegal stimulant in May 2018.