A 19-year-old youth, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, has been detained by police in Kofu, Yamanashi for alleged involvement in a home break-in, assault, and arson that left two parents dead. His motive is thought to be emotional attachment to the eldest daughter of the family.
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.
Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was on bail and awaiting trial in Japan, fled the country on December 29. He reportedly left his apartment hidden in a box used for a musical instrument and flew on a private plane to Lebanon via Turkey.
Thursday’s arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto, renowned for its high-quality works, sent shock waves across the world. The 41-year-old suspect, who is being treated in hospital for severe burns, told police that his novel was stolen.