News from Japan’s third-biggest city

Ex-TV Asahi employee sentenced to 15 years in prison for rapes of 4 women

Junichi Okabe previously completed a prison term for the rapes of 3 other women in 2012

1 week ago

Osaka: Man, 75, sprayed kerosene inside prosecutor’s office

Suspect was in possession of a cigarette lighter, police said

2 weeks ago

Woman suspected of fatally stabbing daughters before attempting suicide

Woman now receiving medical care, police said

3 weeks ago

Kindai University professor dismissed over illicit filming incidents

Suspect accused of taking tosatsu footage of a woman at a railway station on June 29

3 weeks ago

Osaka: Priest sent to prosecutors after road-rage video emerges

Priest grabbed the driver of a second vehicle by the collar and shook him, police said

4 weeks ago

Osaka cops bust internet casino backed by yakuza

Casino supplied customers with internet wagering at computers installed inside 12 small rooms, police said

4 weeks ago

10-minute caper: Safe stolen in Osaka

Owner said, 'Only a limited number of people know the location of the safe and that it contains cash'

1 month ago

Boy, 19, suspected of fatally strangling woman in hotel

Suspect told police, 'I strangled her with a rope'

2 months ago

Osaka: Host pimped girlfriend to cover debts

Girlfriend accumulated her debt at suspect's former club, police said

2 months ago

Osaka: Man, 44, accused of attacking customer at hostess club with fire extinguisher

Suspect told police, 'I do not know anything about a fire extinguisher'

2 months ago