Woman Admits Writing Graffiti At Zenkoji Temple

Woman admits writing graffiti at Zenkoji temple

Police in central Japan are investigating whether a woman arrested on suspicion of vandalizing a Buddhist temple is also responsible for numerous pieces of graffiti found around Nagano City.

The 47-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of scrawling white X marks on the pillars of a pilgrims' lodge at Zenkoji temple. The police report that the suspect has admitted the charges.

Police Arrest Woman For Graffiti At Temple In Central Japan

Police arrest woman for graffiti at temple in central Japan

Police arrested a woman on Tuesday for alleged vandalism at a temple in central Japan, while also looking into her potential connection with graffiti at a nearby historic temple.

The 47-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion that she made x-marks on columns and other parts of a temple in the city of Nagano at around 11 a.m. Sunday, the police said.

Attempted Murder Convict To Be Served Fresh Warrant Over Death Of 2nd Woman

Attempted murder convict to be served fresh warrant over death of 2nd woman

KAWASAKI -- The police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man currently serving a prison sentence for attempted murder, in connection with the killing of another victim here in 2006, a source close to the investigation said.

The new arrest warrant is for the 2006 murder of 27-year-old Yuri Kuronuma, who was stabbed to death in a tunnel in Kawasaki's Miyamae Ward on her way home from work.

N.z. Woman Uses Twitter To Search For Japanese Family In Old Photos

N.Z. woman uses Twitter to search for Japanese family in old photos

When Anna Macdonald bought a small, antique Japanese sewing box 10 years ago, she found a surprise: three black-and-white photographs showing a Japanese family dressed in traditional clothes.

The 47-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, has taken to Twitter to track down descendants of the family. Her post has generated huge interest on the social media and Japanese television.

Woman Destroyed Husband's 54 Violins "over Money Dispute"

Woman destroyed husband's 54 violins

The estranged wife of a former violin maker broke into his house and destroyed 54 violins and 70 bows after they fought over payments for child support, prosecutors said Tuesday.

In the opening session of the trial of Qin Yue, also known as Midori Kawamiya, at the Nagoya District Court, the prosecutors said Qin had told her then husband she would "destroy the violins if he did not pay" the amount she demanded to raise their two children.

Afghan Woman Given New Artificial Leg To "walk To Her Dream"

Afghan woman given new artificial leg to

Amiri Afifa, a 24-year-old Afghan woman who lost one of her legs to a landmine at age 4, visited an orthotics and prosthetics maker in western Japan this summer to be fitted with an artificial limb for the second time.

"Does it hurt here?" prosthetist Hiromi Omori of Nakamura Brace Co. asked Afifa at the company's workshop in Ota city, Shimane Prefecture, while adjusting the socket of the new leg.

Woman Accused Of Drugging, Attempting To Kill Coworker Says She Was Harassed: Sources

Woman accused of drugging, attempting to kill coworker says she was harassed: sources

INZAI, Chiba -- A nursing home employee arrested here on suspicion of attempting to kill her colleague by drugging the victim's tea to induce a car accident, among other charges, has told police she was disliked at work, while another one of her coworkers has also tested positive for a sleeping agent prescribed to the suspect, investigative sources said.

Chiba Prefectural Police are continuing to collect information about 71-year-old Aiko Hatano's motives and the exact sleeping agent she allegedly used to drug her coworkers. According to investigative sources, Hatano, an assistant nurse, has been working at the nursing home since October 2015, and was the oldest member of the 14-person staff. Hatano was quoted as telling police that she was jealous that some of her colleagues were "better liked" than her, and that she had also been harassed at work.

Elderly Woman Strangled At Nara Pref. Nursing Home

Elderly woman strangled at Nara Pref. nursing home

NARA -- An elderly woman living in a nursing home in Nara Prefecture was found strangled in her room on the early morning of May 10, local police said.

Mitsue Morimoto, 97, was found collapsed on the floor on her left side next to her bed at nursing home "Kokoro Kanmaki" in the Nara Prefecture town of Kanmaki at around 3:20 a.m. on May 10 by a facility worker who was making the rounds. An autopsy found that she was strangled. Investigative sources told the Mainichi Shimbun on May 11 that there was a mark around the victim's neck suggesting she was strangled with a thin rope.

Swimming: Ikee 1st Woman To Win 5 Titles At Nationals, Hagino Tops 200 Backstroke

Swimming: Ikee 1st woman to win 5 titles at nationals, Hagino tops 200 backstroke

Sixteen-year-old Rikako Ikee became the first woman to win five titles at the national swimming championships after sweeping the 50-meter freestyle and the 100 butterfly Sunday.

On the final day of the four-day meet, Ikee won the 50 free in 24.57 seconds before taking the 100 fly in 57.39. Through Saturday, the second-year high school student had topped the 100 and 200 free as well as the 50 fly, and met the qualifying standard for this summer's world championships in all five races she won.

Needed: Castle Ruler, Woman For A Night, Bargain Incorporates Free Household Flights

Wanted: Castle master, woman for a night, bargain incorporates free residential flights

HIRADO, Nagasaki - A guesthouse organization is searching for a couple to wind up noticeably the master and woman of Hirado Castle here, and they started their pursuit on "castle day," April 6.

Hyakusen Renma Inc. is hoping to have the couple remain in the manor for one night, on May 20, and will even pay the cost of residential plane tickets to make the trip. The city of Hirado is loaning the manor out for nothing out of pocket, and welcoming the couple to "get an essence of the ruler and woman lifestyle."

Polish Woman Becomes 1st Foreign Female Pro Shogi Player In Japan

Polish woman becomes 1st foreign female pro shogi player in JapanA Polish woman has become the first foreign female professional player of the chess-like Japanese board game shogi after her victory in a match Monday boosted her ranking.
Karolina Styczynska, a 25-year-old native of Warsaw who is attending graduate school at Yamanashi Gakuin University, beat professional player Minami Sadamasu in a preliminary game of the 44th Women's Meijin (master) in Tokyo.

Nakamura Aoi Announces Marriage To Non-celebrity Woman

Nakamura Aoi announces marriage to non-celebrity womanOn January 21, actor Nakamura Aoi (25) updated his official blog and announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman.
In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Nakamura introduced his wife saying, "We have been dating for about 6 years, and she has secretly been supporting me." As the years went by, he started to "naturally think about marriage. We decided to register our marriage on the day we started dating 6 years ago, January 21."