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Hyogo Prefectural Police have made an arrest after a vehicle rammed the headquarters of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group in Awaji City, reports NHK (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have apprehended three male Peruvian nationals believed to be behind dozens of burglaries in the metropolitan area, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 11). (Tokyo Reporter)
A 6-year-old girl fell to her death from her family apartment on the 43rd floor of a high-rise building in Osaka's Abeno Ward in an apparent accident, police said Monday.
Investigative sources with the Toyama Prefectural Police revealed on Sunday that a man and his mother, both of whom have been arrested in the abduction of a 13-year-old girl, likely committed the crime to molest the victim, reports Nippon News Network (April 10). (Tokyo Reporter)
Police in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 31-year-old university assistant professor for filming up a girl's skirt. (Japan Today)
Hokkaido Prefectural Police have arrested a 26-year-old bar host for allegedly removing a tooth from a colleague in Sapporo, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 9).
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the 49-year-old girlfriend of a man who died after she allegedly stabbed him inside the residence they share in Toshima Ward, reports TBS News (April 8). (Tokyo Reporter)
Miyagi Prefectural Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for dumping a body believed to be that of his mother inside their home in the town of Shichigahama, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
Police in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture have arrested an unemployed 42-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat a 63-year-old man with a pipe and then ran over him with his car. (Japan Today)
Police on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man and his 48-year-old mother on charges of kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student from her residence in Toyama Prefecture and taking her to their home in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture. (Japan Today)
The Utsunomiya District Court in Tochigi Prefecture sentenced a man, 33, to life in prison on Friday for fatally stabbing a seven-year-old girl in 2005. (the-japan-news.com)
Police arrested a man on Thursday suspected of stealing valuables of about 170 senior high school students while they were staying at a hotel in Nagano Prefecture earlier this year. (Japan Today)
A gang that split from Japan's largest yakuza syndicate is expected to be designated as an organized crime group and come under legal regulations in the near future. (NHK)
Two bodies were found at a residence in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, in what police said looks like a murder-suicide. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 69-year-old man who molested a woman in Shinjuku Ward after luring her through a fake job opportunity, reports TBS News (April 5). (Tokyo Reporter)
More than 100 people were taken to hospital to be treated for acute alcohol intoxication after drinking too much at "hanami" (cherry blossom viewing) parties in the Tokyo metropolitan region between March 19 and April 3, according to the Tokyo Fire Department.
Japan's Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of all 6 crew members on board the crashed Air Self-Defense Force plane. (NHK)
A 25-year-old woman was stabbed from behind as she was about to board a subway train in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly stealing a necklace from an outlet of discount department store chain Don Quijote in Adachi Ward, reports Nippon News Network (April 5). (Tokyo Reporter)
The number of minors given guidance by police for making suggestive online posts, mostly for enjo kosai, or compensated dating, in 2015 shot up 32.9 percent on-year to 666, National Police Agency data show. (Japan Times)