Police in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 67-year-old sister with whom he lived.
According to police, the suspect, Akira Kiguchi, killed his sister by dragging her by the hair and beating her about the head on Friday night, Fuji TV reported. Police said Kiguchi, who works as a security guard, called 110 at around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and said that his sister was unconscious.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Environment Ministry said Friday that it has punished a 71-year-old part-time worker at Shinjuku Gyoen National Park in central Tokyo for neglecting to collect entry fees from some non-Japanese speakers. (Jiji)
The position of the Japan-U.S. alliance as the linchpin of Japanese foreign policy and security is an "unchanging principle," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a policy speech Friday hours before the inauguration of the next U.S. president. (Kyodo)
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