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.
Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. (Japan Today)
A Japanese man was arrested Wednesday in Thailand on suspicion of raping and sexually harassing a number boys aged between 13 and 15 in the country's northern province of Chiang Mai, investigators said. (Japan Times)
A panel of Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department came up with a report on Wednesday calling for legal regulations on the so-called JK business, in which high school girls offer such services as massage and dating. (Jiji Press)