A 22-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a motorcycle in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Sunday night. The motorcycle rider, a 21-year-old man, also died in the accident, police said Monday.
The accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Police said that dental assistant Mika Yadori was hit by the motorbike as she was walking across the street in Noge. The motorbike rider, identified as Ryouma Koishi, was flung from his bike by the impact.
The Japanese government said Monday it will send up to 142,600 personnel in emergency teams within 72 hours to 10 prefectures that are expected to suffer tremendous damage in the event of a major earthquake at the Nankai Trough off Japan's Pacific coast. (Jiji Press)
A third-party committee investigating the deaths of 11 patients who received laparoscopic surgery at the Chiba Cancer Center said Monday that at least seven patients received treatment without prior ethical screening despite the extremely difficult nature of the operations, which were not covered by public health insurance. (The Japan News)
An elementary school teacher in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested after it was discovered that he had lied to a newspaper reporter regarding the presence of a foreign substance in a rice ball ("onigiri") lunch that he purchased at a convenience store. (Japan Today)
In the first application in Tokyo of a law that seeks to restrict the distribution of sexually explicit content for revenge purposes, police on Friday announced the arrest of a 50-year-old male for releasing illicit images of his former girlfriend, reports the Sankei Shimbun (March 27). (Tokyo Reporter)