An additional survey at the proposed site of Tokyo's new wholesale market has once again found higher-than-permitted amounts of toxic chemicals in groundwater.
Metropolitan government officials reported the results to an expert panel on Sunday. The Toyosu market is to replace the aging one at Tsukiji.
The survey was conducted at 29 locations in the Toyosu compound. High levels of toxins were discovered in the 9th round of tests late last year.
Four laboratories analyzed the water samples. Levels of benzene exceeding the government standards were detected at 19 of the locations.
One laboratory found benzene levels in the vegetable section were 100 times higher than the permissible limit. High levels of the chemical were detected in this section in the previous survey.
Cyanogen, of which no amount is permitted, was found in 18 places. In the seafood section, 5 locations had higher-than-allowed levels of arsenic.
A court in Japan has sentenced a 21-year-old former university student to life imprisonment for murdering an elderly woman and poisoning classmates when she was a minor.
Police in Imakane, Hokkaido, said Thursday that the body of a 74-year-old woman was discovered in a freezer at her home.
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party on Friday submitted a record of email exchanges in which Akie Abe, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, denies her alleged payment of one million yen to an embattled school operator.
The Tokyo District Court on Friday found a former employee of business newspaper publisher Nikkei Inc. guilty of intercepting the email of female celebrities.
A 55-year-old woman has been arrested for beating her husband to death at their residence in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Friday.
Miyagi and Chiba prefectures said Friday they have confirmed that chickens at local farms were infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denied that he or his wife had any involvement in the controversial sale of state-owned land in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan.
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a chef from Osaka for allegedly releasing dozens of live cockroaches during an anime song concert at an arena last year, reports TBS News.
An educator accused of using his clout to curry favor with Japanese politicians, including the first family, told lawmakers under oath Thursday that he believes political intervention helped him secure a deal to purchase land from the government.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male temporary worker for allegedly attempting to strip a woman of her underwear in a park in Edogawa Ward last year, reports TBS News.