A former top bureaucrat at Japan's agriculture ministry has been sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his violent son.
The Tokyo District Court on Monday handed down the term on 76-year-old Hideaki Kumazawa for fatally stabbing his son Eiichiro at their home in June. The former vice agriculture minister had pleaded guilty.
If you have a Nikon camera, you might want to start taking even better care of it because according to the rumors, the company is apparently planning to kill off its authorized repair program in 2020 in the US. This means that in the event that your camera needs repairing, you will have less locations to take it to in the US and will have to most likely mail it in to get it fix.
As it stands, the company has about 15 authorized repair centers in the US, but the reports are claiming that in 2020, the company will be ending their contracts with these centers, which means that these centers will no longer be able to buy official parts and tools that are needed in order to repair Nikon’s cameras and lenses.
The defendant accused of a deadly stabbing rampage on a Japanese bullet train in 2018 appeared in court on Thursday and admitted that he intended to kill someone.
Ichiro Kojima, 23, was charged with stabbing a man to death aboard a Shinkansen bullet train running near Tokyo. He also wounded two women.
NHK has learned that a boy who was arrested for allegedly wounding a girl with a knife in northern Japan has suggested he was interested in killing someone.
The elementary school girl was slashed in the neck on a road in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, on Tuesday. She suffered an injury expected to take three weeks to heal.
Police on Thursday arrested the stepfather of a 9-year-old boy who was found dead on suspicion of abandoning a body. The man has admitted to the killing, allegedly saying he became mad when the stepson talked back to him and called him "not his biological father."
Ryosuke Shindo's body was found in the predawn hours of Wednesday on the grounds of the apartment building in which his family lives in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. He had been strangled to death.
Police in Tokyo have arrested three men on suspicion of breaking into the house of an 80-year-old woman and murdering her last month. The victim had received a suspicious phone call asking her how much cash she had at home. The tactics are similar to a recent series of other burglary cases in Tokyo.
The police found and apprehended the three men on Wednesday. The police say the three have denied the allegations.
A man has killed a police officer and a security guard in an attack in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan. Police have shot and detained a 21-year-old suspect.
Police say the man used a knife to attack the Okuda police box in Toyama City around 2 PM on Tuesday. They say he stabbed officer Kenichi Inaizumi and stole his gun. Inaizumi was later confirmed dead.