Ibaraki Prefectural Police are searching for a man suspected in a shooting incident at an office in Kamisu City that left one person dead and another injured, reports TV Asahi.
According to police, a male employee of an industrial waste management company entered the office and opened fire, hitting two male employees, at around 7:40 a.m.
One hurt employee, 49, was confirmed dead after arrival at a nearby hospital, fire authorities said, according to TBS News (Feb. 15). The other injured employee, 28, was conscious during transport to the hospital but the severity of his injuries are not known.
The shooter, believed to be aged in his 50s or 60s, fled the scene after the incident in a vehicle. Police are seeking his whereabouts.
Princess Kako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will study at the University of Leeds in Britain from September this year to June next year as an exchange student, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the former manager of an illicit parlor in Shinjuku who is suspected of instructing teenage girls to perform sex acts with customers, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
The Japanese government has decided to start landfill work at the Henoko coastal area in the city of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Tuesday for the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air base, informed sources said Monday. (Jiji)
Two elderly women were hit and killed by a train at a station in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, with surveillance camera footage showing the two jumping on the tracks holding each other's hands, police said Monday. (Japan Today)
Toshiba announced on Monday that it will split up its four main businesses into separate wholly owned subsidiaries. The spinoffs will begin in July and 19,000 employees will be transferred to the new companies. (Nikkei)