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.
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, are investigating the mutilation deaths of three cats whose bodies were left in a park. Two were found dead in February, and the third was found on Saturday. (Japan Today )
Banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. (scmp.com )
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )
The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
The man lauded as "Japan's Beethoven," who has admitted he never wrote his compositions, appeared before cameras for the first time since the scandal surfaced - clean-shaven and minus his trademark sunglasses. (abcnews.go.com )