Police Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing

Police helicopter makes emergency landing

A helicopter operated by the Fukushima Prefectural police made an emergency landing into a rice field Saturday morning, seriously injuring one person.

Fukushima police say the crashed helicopter was carrying an organ for a heart transplant. Seven people were on board including a doctor, nurse and police personnel.

Police Seize 600kg Of Stimulant Drugs In Kumamoto

Police seize 600kg of stimulant drugs in Kumamoto

Japanese police have seized 600 kilograms of illegal stimulant drugs from a fishing boat moored at a port in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

Authorities say they believe this is the second largest haul in Japan and it has a street value of 36 billion yen, or about 330 million dollars.

Tokyo Police Arrest Man For Stealing Hard Drives

Tokyo police arrest man for stealing hard drives

Tokyo police have arrested a company employee on suspicion of stealing hard disk drives.

Yuichi Takahashi, a 50-year-old employee of Tokyo-based Broadlink, is suspected of having stolen 12 drives from the company on Tuesday.

Police: Attack On Nakamura May Have Been Planned

Police: Attack on Nakamura may have been planned

Police in Afghanistan suspect an armed group targeting foreigners carried out a planned attack that killed a Japanese doctor and aid worker in the eastern part of the country.

Tetsu Nakamura was fatally wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car in Jalalabad, in Nangarhar province, on Wednesday.

Japanese Man Arrested By Hong Kong Police

Japanese man arrested by Hong Kong police

Diplomatic sources say a Japanese tourist was arrested by police in Hong Kong near the site of violent clashes between protesters and police.

A Japanese man in his 20s was reportedly detained on Sunday evening close to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, which was besieged by the police.

Police: Sawajiri Cooperating In Drug Probe

Police: Sawajiri cooperating in drug probe

Tokyo police say actress Erika Sawajiri is cooperating with an investigation into her alleged possession of illegal drugs.

The 33-year-old was arrested for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her apartment in Tokyo.

Tokyo Police Arrest Actress Erika Sawajiri

Tokyo police arrest actress Erika Sawajiri

Tokyo police have arrested actress Erika Sawajiri for possession of illegal drugs.

Investigative sources told NHK the 33-year-old was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home. She has reportedly admitted that the drugs are hers.

Police To Be Allowed To Give Antidote Shots

Police to be allowed to give antidote shots

Japan's health ministry is to allow police and firefighters to give antidote injections on the spot to people hit by chemical terrorism.

Japan's law in principle allows only doctors and nurses to administer injections.

Police Questioning Suspect In Kyoto Studio Fire

Police questioning suspect in Kyoto studio fire

NHK has learned that police have begun a bedside interrogation of the suspect in a deadly arson attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people and left the suspect hospitalized with burns to his entire body.

Investigative sources say Shinji Aoba has recovered enough to answer questions about the July fire at Kyoto Animation studio.

Tokyo Police Step Up Security For Imperial Parade

Tokyo police step up security for Imperial parade

Japanese police have stepped up security in central Tokyo before Sunday's Imperial procession marking Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

Crowds of people are expected along the parade route stretching from the Imperial Palace to the Akasaka residence.

Police Check Imperial Procession Route For Sunday

Police check Imperial procession route for Sunday

Police officers and volunteers have patrolled a central Tokyo street before Sunday's Imperial procession marking Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

About 50 people made safety checks on the Aoyama-dori street on Thursday. They made sure no suspicious objects were placed. Police dogs capable of detecting explosives sniffed trees and plants along the road.

Police Inform Foreigners About Japan's Laws

Police inform foreigners about Japan's laws

Japanese police are trying to encourage foreign visitors not to break the law ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

About 120 people, including foreign students, attended a seminar in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Saturday.

Police Investigate Shuri Castle Fire

Police investigate Shuri Castle fire

The fire that destroyed Shuri Castle in Okinawa is likely to have started from the main hall, according to police investigators. An eyewitness saw smoke coming out the first floor of the building.

The blaze raged for 11 hours, engulfing the castle on Thursday. Most of the structures were burned to the ground, including the wooden, three-story main hall.