A man was sentenced to ten years in prison on Friday for severely assaulting a Toyota driver during an anti-Japan protest that broke out in Xi'an in September, according to a local court.
The court of Xi'an's Lianhu District upheld evidence that Cai Yang used a motorcycle lock to pound the head of the owner of a Toyota Corolla when he tried to stop Cai from smashing his car.
A video of Cai's assault went viral on China's social networking sites, sparking public outcry against the so-called "patriotic" violence that broke out during a wave of demonstrations against Japan's "nationalization" of the Diaoyu Islands.
Typhoon Phanfone is gathering strength in the western Pacific Ocean, with projections showing that it may intensify significantly - likely to super typhoon status - before veering toward mainland Japan by Oct. 5. (mashable.com)
Fukuoka prefectural police continued cracking down on the Kudo-kai crime syndicate with the rearrests Oct. 1 of its two top leaders along with the arrests of seven other members in connection with the stabbing of a nurse. (Asahi)