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.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police in November announced the bust of a studio for allowing photography of school girls in seductive poses. According to Shukan Jitsuwa (Dec. 19), the trade in illicit private photography is varied, with office ladies among those in the biz. (Tokyo Reporter)
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 )