A 31-year-old woman found dead in a closet in her Osaka apartment is suspected of starving to death.
The body of Miyuki Furukawa was discovered about one month after her death in the closet of the apartment she shared with her 65-year-old mother in Osaka's Higashi-Yodogawa-ku. Her mother has been hospitalized since October.
The last section of the Joban Expressway, designed to connect the Tokyo metropolitan area with the Tohoku northeastern region, opened to traffic on Sunday after delays caused by the nuclear crisis that began almost four years ago. (The Japan News)
Japanese actress Rei Dan has been appointed an international goodwill ambassador for Japanese cuisine ("washoku"). Her mission is to spread appreciation for the many charms of "washoku," the agriculture ministry said. (Japan Today)
A 57-year-old man being investigated on a charge of possession of illegal drugs, who escaped from police by stealing a taxi in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Feb 6, has turned himself in a police station. (Japan Today)