An investigative source has told NHK that a suspect who stabbed a police officer and stole a loaded firearm in Osaka Prefecture may be a Tokyo resident in his 30s.
The officer, Suzunosuke Kose, was found stabbed in the chest at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday near the police box in Suita City where he had been on duty. Kose remains unconscious.
Japanese Embassy officials in Ethiopia say DNA tests have identified one of the five victims in an armed attack in the country in March as a Japanese woman in her 40s.
The five people were killed when gunmen stormed a vehicle on March 19 in the state of Oromia, around 500 kilometers west of the capital, Addis Ababa.
Wednesday marks the twenty-fourth anniversary of the sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Bereaved families of the victims mourned at one of the stations targeted.
Members of the cult released the toxic substance inside rush-hour subway trains in central Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Thirteen people died and about 6,300 others were injured.
Japanese police have sent a 21-year-old man to prosecutors on allegations of hitting pedestrians with his car in central Tokyo early on New Year's Day.
Police say Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove his rented vehicle along a crowded street in the Harajuku shopping district just after midnight, and injured nine people.
It's been revealed that X JAPAN feat. HYDE will be singing the opening theme for the anime 'Shingeki no Kyojin -Season 3-' (Attack on Titan).
The anime is on a popular manga series by Isayama Hajime, and its anticipated third season will air beginning July 22. X JAPAN and HYDE collaborated to create a new song called "Red Swan" for the opening theme.