Man gets life in prison over '11 murder of college student
Yomiuri -- Mar 17
The Chiba District Court has sentenced a 25-year-old man to life in prison over the robbery and murder of a 19-year-old college student in Ichikawa in 2011, and other charges.
According to Friday's ruling, Yuki Honda broke into the apartment of Chiba University of Commerce sophomore Kana Kikuchi at about 11 p.m. on June 10, 2011, and stole her cash card among other goods. Early the next morning, he abducted her by car and suffocated her with a plastic bag.
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Monday the government has identified the country whose submarine was detected while submerged the previous day near Okinawa and will call for such encroachments to cease. (Japan Times )
The number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634 meters, reached 6.34 million on Monday, matching the numerals of its height two days before the first anniversary of its opening, according to the operator. (Kyodo )
Toru Hashimoto, co-head of Nippon Ishin No Kai (Japan Restoration Party), told Shintaro Ishihara, the other co-leader of the Japanese opposition party, on Sunday that he has no intention to withdraw his recent remarks that have triggered outrage both at home and abroad. (Jiji Press )
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)