Security camera footage greatly assisted police investigating online threats sent via remotely controlled computers, enabling them to identify a suspect just six days after they found evidence on Enoshima island in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yusuke Katayama, a 30-year-old man living in Koto Ward, Tokyo, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of interfering with the activities of a major Tokyo comic book show. Katayama, an information technology company employee, is alleged to have sent a murder threat from a remote-controlled computer at a Nagoya company.
To arrest Katayama, police utilized not only conventional investigation methods, but also relied on lessons learned from the mistaken arrests of four men whose computers were used to make threats, according to investigation sources.
Internal information regarding JR Kyoto Station was made publicly accessible online when the station floor plans, revealing the locations of inactive gas fire extinguishing equipment, were posted on the Google Groups bulletin board service, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News )
Japan will go ahead with research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for fiscal 2014, but by reducing catches following an International Court of Justice ruling that ordered the country to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday. (The Japan News )
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the U.S. songstress has announced on Twitter. (Japan Today )
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )