Japanese police have arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, reports said.
Yusuke Katayama, 30, was arrested on Sunday on charges of using a remote computer and sending a mass killing threat to a comic book event after months of evading investigators with a series of vexing cyber riddles, according to NHK.
The broadcaster aired footage of detectives escorting a chubby man with glasses into a police station.
Katayama is believed to have sent numerous threats from computers around the country, including against a school and a kindergarten attended by Emperor Akihito's grandchildren.
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash. (Japan Today )
Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world. (abcnews.go.com )
Japanese police arrested former sumo ozeki Kotomitsuki on Wednesday on suspicion of violating the immigration law by employing foreigners illegally at a barbecue restaurant he runs in Nagoya, central Japan. (Jiji Press )