Police in Osaka have placed a 30-year-old rape suspect on a nationwide wanted list, mobilizing about 3,000 officers for a week. He escaped from a police station on August 12th by breaking an acrylic partition shortly after he met with his lawyer there.
A two-year-old boy, who went missing on a small island in western Japan, was found unharmed on Wednesday morning. Amid a massive manhunt, a veteran male volunteer in his 70s miraculously spotted the toddler sitting on a rock near his great-grandfather’s home.
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.
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 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.