News from Japan’s third-biggest city

Man accused of fatally stabbing woman with scissors ‘did not intend to kill’

About 70 minutes after the incident, the suspect alerted police: 'I killed a person'

3 weeks ago

Osaka: Man not prosecuted over alleged fatal abuse of ex-girlfriend’s son

Prosecutors said, 'We were unable to find sufficient evidence to prosecute'

3 weeks ago

Osaka: Man suspected in fatal stabbing of ex-co-worker nabbed in Hiroshima

Suspect denies the allegations, telling police, 'After I was mistakenly fired from the company, I accidentally stabbed the section manager…

1 month ago

Truck driver suspected of stealing 5,800 bicycle seats over 25 years

Suspect told police, 'About 25 years ago, I started stealing in Tokyo and Osaka to relieve work-related stress'

1 month ago

Man nabbed in connection with fraud ring operated by rival yakuza groups

Junnosuke Nakamura is believed to have maintained a list of potential victims

1 month ago

Alleged rape of 8-year-old girl: Suspect likely targeted victim when mother not present

Matter emerged when the girl told her mother that she was 'a victim of rape' last November

1 month ago

Osaka: Twin brothers accused of separately raping 8-year-old girl

Neither suspect was aware of the actions of the other until the start of the investigation, police said

1 month ago

Peruvian man files suit after immigration handcuffed him for 14 hours

Plaintiff’s lawyer said, ‘ I feel the bureau's attitude toward foreigners is discriminatory’

1 month ago

Osaka: Man suspected in fatal abuse of ex-girlfriend’s son

Suspect denies the allegations, telling police, ‘I didn't do anything’

1 month ago

Record bust: Kanagawa cops seize 360,000 illegal adult video DVDs

Under Japanese law, both male and female genitalia must be obscured

2 months ago