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.
A man stabbed children and adults in a town near Tokyo on Tuesday morning, killing an elementary school girl and a man in his 30s and injuring 17. The attacker stabbed himself in the neck and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The incident occurred in Noborito-shinmachi, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. A caller told police around 7:45 a.m. that people had been stabbed on a road near a park.
Spider-man: Far From Home has yet to be released, but it seems that the rumors about the third movie have started to make their rounds. According to a series of tweets by an alleged Marvel insider calling themselves Roger Wardell, the third installment in Marvel’s Spider-Man movies could see Tom Hardy’s Venom character introduced.
If this is true, it would officially mark the introduction of Venom into the MCU. In many ways, it makes sense, given how big a role Venom plays in the history of Spider-Man. It also makes sense financially, with Hardy’s Venom movie raking in over $800 million in sales, despite it being panned by critics.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to offer assistance to a Japanese man who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in China for spying.
Suga addressed the issue at a news conference on Tuesday. The man in his 50s was detained in China after conducting surveys for hot spring development.
A man who was abducted by North Korea and returned to Japan decades later has recalled conversations he had with Emperor Akihito.
Kaoru Hasuike met with the emperor and empress in 2003, the year after his return from the North. He also met with them in 2007 following a major earthquake that hit Niigata, where he lived.
Tokyo police have arrested a man in his 50s in connection with knives left on the school desk of Prince Hisahito, the grandson of Emperor Akihito.
The police say they arrested 56-year-old Kaoru Hasegawa on Monday in Hiratsuka City, west of Tokyo, on suspicion of trespassing at the school. They say he admits the charge.
Japan's immigration authorities have retracted a deportation order for a gay Taiwanese man who overstayed his visa. His lawyers say this is likely the first case of its kind in Japan.
The man, who is in his 40s, was arrested 3 years ago and faced deportation. He has been living with his same-sex partner in Japan for 25 years.