Tokyo Police Arrest Chinese Over Illegal Taxis

Tokyo police arrest Chinese over illegal taxis

Tokyo police have arrested a Chinese national on suspicion of arranging unlicensed taxi rides for Chinese tourists visiting Japan.

Police say the 37-year-old Tokyo resident, Sun Taiwu, is suspected of operating the illegal business using the owners of private vehicles between April last year and this January.

Police In Yamanashi End Search For Missing Girl

Police in Yamanashi end search for missing girl

Police in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, say they will end their large-scale search efforts for a 7-year-old girl who went missing from a camp site last month.

Misaki Ogura, an elementary school first grader from the city of Narita, Chiba Prefecture, disappeared from a campground in the village of Doshi on September 21.

Police: Driver Struggled To Turn Before Crash

Police: Driver struggled to turn before crash

A deadly collision between a truck and commuter train in Yokohama, near Tokyo, was caught on camera. Investigators say footage taken at the scene Thursday shows the driver struggling with his truck's steering wheel before entering the railway crossing.

The 67-year-old driver was killed when the express train smashed into his truck. Thirty-four others were injured.

Police: Truck Driver Struggled To Make Turns

Police: Truck driver struggled to make turns

Investigators say the driver of a truck involved in a deadly collision with a train in Yokohama struggled to make a right turn before it entered a rail crossing from a narrow road parallel to the tracks.

The truck driver died and 33 people were injured when the express train crashed into the truck near Kanagawa-shinmachi Station on the Keikyu Line on Thursday.

Okinawa Special Police Unit To Deal With Intruders

Okinawa special police unit to deal with intruders

Japan's National Police Agency will deploy its first special unit in Okinawa in fiscal 2020 to deal with intruders on remote islands near the country's borders.

The task force will be set up within the Okinawa prefectural police and is expected to consist of trained officers armed with submachine guns and other defense equipment.

Man Flees Police Hospital In Tokyo

Man flees police hospital in Tokyo

NHK has learned that a man arrested for theft fled a police hospital in Tokyo, where he was being treated for fractured bones.

The man, who is a South Korean national in his 60s, was found to be missing from the hospital in Nakano Ward at about 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Police Seize Smartphone In Arson Attack

Police seize smartphone in arson attack

Investigative sources say police in Japan have seized a smartphone after searching the home of the suspect in the deadly arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto.

Police entered the apartment unit where Shinji Aoba lives in Saitama, near Tokyo, on Friday. The sources say the smartphone believed to belong to Aoba was among the confiscated items, and police intend to analyze the device in hopes of determining a motive. The sources say Kyoto Animation products were also seized in the raid.

Police Search Home Of Kyoto Anime Arson Suspect

Police search home of Kyoto anime arson suspect

Police have searched the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Ten investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.

Police Searching Home Of Kyoto Anime Arson Suspect

Police searching home of Kyoto anime arson suspect

Police are searching the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Ten investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.

Police Search Home Of Kyoto Arson Suspect

Police search home of Kyoto arson suspect

Police have begun searching the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.

Police: Kyoto Arson Suspect Prepared Two Buckets

Police: Kyoto arson suspect prepared two buckets

Police say they believe the suspect in an arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio had intended to commit a mass murder as he had prepared two buckets in order to splash a large amount of gasoline in the building.

The July 18 arson attack on the studio killed 34 people and injured 34 others.