The latest crime news from Japan

Drunk man apprehended after threatening to ‘spread coronavirus’ at Odawara Castle

Upon his apprehension, the man told police, ‘I told a lie’

6 hours ago

Yakuza under investigation for drug trafficking also accused of possessing gun

Police found the gun and six rounds of ammunition at the gangster’s residence in Ibaraki Prefecture in February

11 hours ago

Tokyo: Man accused of murdering elderly homeless woman in Ueno Park

Homeless woman arrived at the park 3 years ago

11 hours ago

Tokyo: Second man arrested over alleged rape of woman in Shinjuku

Suspects brought the woman to a vehicle after finding her sitting on a road

1 day ago

Drunk man shouting ‘corona, corona’ arrested at Bic Camera in Nagoya

Suspect told police, ‘ I would like to a speak to a lawyer’

1 day ago

Hiroshima: Man, 36, handed life term over murder of 17-year-old girl

Father of the victim said during the trial, 'I want you to understand that my daughter's life was snatched away'

2 days ago

Two corpses found in Abiko residence; murder-attempted suicide suspected

Man alerted emergency services, 'My wife stabbed herself'

2 days ago

Ishikawa: Court upholds 17-year term for man in murder of hostess

Defendant worked with three accomplices in the killing of Akino Kita

3 days ago

Shinjuku Ward staffer resigns after emergence of thefts from unidentifiable corpses

Ward mayor Kenichi Yoshizumi described the case as 'outrageous'

3 days ago