The latest crime news from Japan

Man wielded knife in attempted robbery of Akasaka convenience store

After a clerk triggered an alarm, the perpetrator fled the scene empty-handed

7 hours ago

Convenience store employee fatally stabbed; attacker commits suicide

It is not known if the attacker was an acquaintance of the female clerk

8 hours ago

Fukuoka: Man with ¥1,000 runs up ¥1 million tab at hostess club

Suspect ordered 16 food and drink items, including sushi, beer, wine and Dom Perignon champagne

13 hours ago

Man rides stolen mamachari 1,000 km from Kumamoto to Hakone

Suspect said, 'Since I am from a remote island and had never been to the capital, I wanted to go…

1 day ago

Ibaraki: Corpse of woman from Saitama found in river

Police are treating the case to be the result of foul play

1 day ago

Fukuoka: Police shoot and wound man wielding knife

Neighbor said, 'I heard two shots'

3 days ago

Volunteer, 79, whose story inspired film ‘Reunion’ accused of raping girl

Local resident said, 'Nobody has anything good to say about him'

3 days ago

Toyama: Man, 22, accused of setting fire to corpse of girlfriend

Investigation is continuing on suspicion of murder

4 days ago