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.
Land prices in Japan for this year fell 0.4 pct on average from the previous year, dropping for the seventh straight year but at a slower pace than the previous year's 0.7 pct, the government said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week confirmed that a body discovered buried in a cemetery in Kanagawa Prefecture is that of a 25-year-old woman who went missing two years ago. Police are now attempting to locate her son, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 26). (Tokyo Reporter)
Japan's traditional kendama ball-and-cup toy has been reborn as a new sport and is attracting attention around the world. Professional players demonstrate their highly sophisticated techniques on Internet video sites, and a world championship event was held last year featuring the first monetary prizes to be awarded for kendama in Japan. (The Japan News)