A knife-wielding man went on a rampage outside a subway station in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Tuesday morning, injuring four people in what appeared to be an indiscriminate attack.
The 49-year-old man, who lives locally, was arrested at the scene of the crime on suspicion of attempted murder. The injuries of the four victims, all male and in their 30s to 60s, were minor, according to sources in the Metropolitan Police Department.
The suspect told the police that he heard an inner voice telling him to stab people. The man also said he took two knives from his home to carry out the attack, according to the sources.
An international tuna resources conservation organization on Friday decided to reduce member economies' catches of immature bluefin tuna in the western Pacific in 2014 by 15 pct or more from the average in 2002-2004 in order to protect stocks of the fish, which have fallen to a record low. (Jiji Press )
Tokyo is the most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed Thursday. Beijing was second, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year. (plushasia.com )
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 )