Police said Friday they are looking for a man who attacked two elementary school students on the street in Tokyo's Nerima Ward.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. on Thursday. TV Asahi quoted police as saying a man wearing a white face mask and goggles approached the students on a bike. The handle of the bike struck a 6-year-old boy on the arm. The man then swung an umbrella at the bag of a 10-year-old girl walking behind the boy.
A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells. (Japan Today)
The Japanese Bankers Association said Thursday the banking industry will launch a settlement system to allow instant fund transfers between banks 24 hours a day all year round in Japan from 2018. (Jiji Press)
The Chiba Public Safety Commission has banned a 29-year-old man from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, from riding a bicycle for 90 days, after he was found guilty of cycling under the influence of "kiken" quasi-legal drugs. (Japan Times)
Heavy snow caused a power outage along parts of the Joetsu Shinkansen Line for about six hours on Sunday morning, leaving some 300 passengers trapped in a bullet train for 2½ hours near the mountainous southern border of Niigata Prefecture. (Japan Times)